Las Tinadas Cencibel 2016, Bodegas Verum
From the Las Tinadas vineyard parcel planted in 1956, this masterpiece represents modern, elegant and truly unique fine winemaking. It is fermented and then aged in a clay amphora for 12 months, followed by more than four years’ maturation in bottle. The result is stunning: incredible complexity of distinctive aromas, and, since no oak barrels are used, an exquisite purity of fruit. Aromas of red berries and cherries stand out, with a subtle balsamic – almost minty – touch, alongside Mediterranean wild thyme and rosemary. On the palate, it surprises with its silky structure, balanced acidity and pure fruit. A long-lasting wine, with smooth tannins and subtle acidity that invite an immediate second sip.