Alvaro Palacios, La Faraona, Bierzo, Spain 2015
En primeur sample
From the glorious hillside 0.55ha vineyard which used to be half white varieties, half red, but has been grafted over. Alvaro Palacios La Faraona 2015 is full of the usual promise of the great wine that will be La Faraona, but it’s impossible to score fairly at this stage as the malolactic fermentation is not finished. Closed. Richly textured with a firm grip. Very promising.
Indicative price £1386 IB per 3. 1600 bottles made. Contact FMV Wines
Taster Sarah Jane Evans MW
This wine was a barrel sample tasted at Alvaro Palacios en primeur in London on 17th March 2016.