Finca Sophenia, Synthesis, Gualtallary, Uco Valley 2012

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Gualtallary in a more international version, this has a core of black fruit surrounded by notes of vanilla and oak. The tension of the tannins and the pungent acidity show real sense of place.
Price: £20.99 Ellis of Richmond, James Nicholson
Drink 2015-2020
Alc 14.5%