Bodegas y Viñedos Ponce Mancheula - Clos Lojen, Bobal (2021)
Another forgotten grape making a serious renaissance on the Spanish wine scene. This 100% Bobal is made from whole bunches, foot-trodden before being fermented in small wooden vats. Aged in 5th to 8th use French oak barrels (from 1,500-litre foudres to 300-litre barrels) for 7 months.
Sweet, ripe nose with warm, plummy dark cherry and blackberry fruit. Very moreish with pronounced savoury, structured edge. Dense, mouth-filling and spicy.