Anima Negra An 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
Spain
region
Baleares
92
WA
91
WE
Additional vintages
92
WA
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
I sampled the unbottled 2017 reds, including the 2017 AN, the flagship bottling here. It's mostly Callet with some Mantonegro and Fogoneu found in the small vineyards and comes from a dry, early and low-yielding year. The wine I tasted was a sample of the final blend that was taken from barrel and assembled some ten days before I tasted it. I found plenty of luxurious oak aromas—smoke, spices, dark chocolate and toast—with something creamy and a core of ripe berry fruit. The palate was voluptuous and juicy, with creamy and smoky notes, very oaky, in need of some time in bottle. But I think this will always remain oaky. This is a great commercial red that will please many, but I find that the identity of the place and varieties gets lost in all that new oak. 20,000 bottles should be bottled around March-April 2019. ... More details
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Anima Negra An 2017 750ml

SKU 835581
$48.68
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92
WA
91
WE
92
WA
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
I sampled the unbottled 2017 reds, including the 2017 AN, the flagship bottling here. It's mostly Callet with some Mantonegro and Fogoneu found in the small vineyards and comes from a dry, early and low-yielding year. The wine I tasted was a sample of the final blend that was taken from barrel and assembled some ten days before I tasted it. I found plenty of luxurious oak aromas—smoke, spices, dark chocolate and toast—with something creamy and a core of ripe berry fruit. The palate was voluptuous and juicy, with creamy and smoky notes, very oaky, in need of some time in bottle. But I think this will always remain oaky. This is a great commercial red that will please many, but I find that the identity of the place and varieties gets lost in all that new oak. 20,000 bottles should be bottled around March-April 2019.
91
WE
Rated 91 by Wine Enthusiast
Lightly herbal berry aromas are spicy and heavy with oaky barrel notes. A full, ripe and creamy palate offers medicinal berry and oak flavors that are particular to this Callet-led blend from Mallorca. A lasting finish does not fade for at least a minute. Drink through 2025.
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size
750ml
country
Spain
region
Baleares
Additional vintages
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Rated 90-92 - I sampled the unbottled 2017 reds, including the 2017 AN, the flagship bottling here. It's mostly Callet with some Mantonegro and Fogoneu found in the small vineyards and comes from a dry, early and low-yielding year. The wine I tasted was a sample of the final blend that was taken from barrel and assembled some ten days before I tasted it. I found plenty of luxurious oak aromas—smoke, spices, dark chocolate and toast—with something creamy and a core of ripe berry fruit. The palate was voluptuous and juicy, with creamy and smoky notes, very oaky, in need of some time in bottle. But I think this will always remain oaky. This is a great commercial red that will please many, but I find that the identity of the place and varieties gets lost in all that new oak. 20,000 bottles should be bottled around March-April 2019. - Wine Advocate
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Country: Spain

Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.

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Country: Spain

Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.