95% Callet, 5% Manto Negro & Fogoneu. Das Flagschiff der Bodega Anima Negra.
Issue 242 End of April 2019, The Wine Advocate | 30th Apr 2019 | Luis Gutiérrez
The red 2016 AN, the house's flagship wine, is from a fresher and more elegant year and made within the style of aging in 100% new 225-liter French oak barrels, where it matured for 14 months and also underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine fermented destemmed in 4,000-liter oak vats with yeasts they have isolated from their own vineyards. All this gives the wine a commercial, creamy, luxurious profile that is generously oaked with plenty of dusty tannins and oak-related flavors. I find that the wine has a lot more that it expresses, as it's kind of trapped in a coat of new oak that doesn't let the variety express itself.