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Wine:
SELECTUS 2008 (Vino de la Tierra de Castilla)
Winery: LOS ALJIBES
Type: Red Wine - Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
Tasting Notes:
Selectus is of the highest expression from Los Aljibes made with the best of each variety year after year. This wine is brilliantly profound in color, aroma and flavor. In the nose, smoky new oak and minerals blend to perfection with deep ripe dark fruits like blackberries, cherries and plums. Intense on the palate with spicy black currants and licorice; smooth yet aggressive. Suggested food pairing: mustard and apricot glazed wild boarl.
Viticulture Technics:
Malolactic fermentation in French Oak barrels
Hand harvested in small batches
18 months in New French Oak
4,000 bottle production
Press Room:
2007 - 94 ROBERT PARKER

The Bodegas flagship is called Selectus; no 2006 was made but the 2007 Selectus was worth the wait. A blend of 30% Syrah, 20% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Petit Verdot, it was aged for 18 months in new French oak. Smoky oak, pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, lavender, and assorted black fruits lead to a suave, dense, succulent offering that features outstanding volume and a 45-second finish. Give it another 3-4 years of cellaring and drink it from 2014 to 2027.

These new releases from Bodega Los Aljibes demonstrate what can be achieved by talented vignerons working in selected regions of La Mancha. Bodegas Los Aljibes is one of the up-and-coming stars of La Mancha.

2005 - 93 POINTS ROBERT PARKERS WINE ADVOCATE JUNE 2009 #183

The 2005 Selectus is a blend of Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot with malolactic fermentation in barrel followed by 18 months in new French oak. The nose gives up an aromatic array of pain grille, pencil lead, smoke, incense, black currant, and blackberry reminiscent of a top level classified growth Bordeaux. Elegant yet powerful on the palate, it delivers gobs of succulent fruit, well-concealed silky tannins, and a lengthy, pure finish. It will age gracefully for 5-7 years and have a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2030.

Selectus 2005 - LOS MEJORES VINOS DE ESPANA 2009 - Guia Penin
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Aditional Pos for Download: Selectus Tech Sheet .pdf
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