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2005 Agricola Falset-Marca, Etim L’Esparver, Montsant


After drinking the 2006 Finca Torremilanos, Cyclo at with Jan and Rick we were itching to drink another high-quality bottle of Spanish wine.  This bottle by Agricola Falset-Marca was imported by OLE Wines.  I purchased the last bottle at MacArthurs.  With 94 Parker points and 92 Tanzer points it scored rather well.  In the end we preferred the Finca Torremilanos, Cyclo.  The Erim L’Esparver is a good wine with appropriately framed structure but the fruit is a bit simple.  With air the fruit became sour and did not develop complexity.  While this will undoubtedly last for a very long time, I was a bit underwhelmed considering the price.  If you have bottles then I would cellar them for at least five years before trying again.  At that point please post a comment to let us know how it is developing.

2005 Agricola Falset-Marca, Etim L’Esparver, Montsant
This wine is a blend of 45% Grenache, 45% Carignan, 5% Syrah, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon that was fermented in 500 liter French oak then aged for 20 months in barriques.  In the mouth the initial flavors are of tart, red fruit, with a powdery-confection note.  This medium-bodied wine then takes on purple flavors that become spicy towards the finish when tingling acidity appears on the side of the tongue.  There are red fruits in the aftertaste with a cedar box quality.  This wine is still quite young with tannins that become drying and flavors that turn towards sour fruits as it airs out. *(*) 2014-2019.

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  1. November 6, 2012 at 7:49 am

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