Rafael Reverte Cistum Garnacha 2009 750mL
Beautiful Garnacha aromas of black and red berries, cedar, pencil lead, sandalwood, and light violets. On the palate the aromas carry on to layered flavors of cedar, pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, and black cherry liqueur. Rich, full-bodied, viscous and layered with supporting acid and tannin.
The 2009 Cistum was sourced from 120-year-old ungrafted pre-phylloxera vines aged for 6 months in new French oak. Cedar, pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, and black cherry liqueur aromas are some of the elements leading to a voluminous, focused, layered wine with enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years. This remarkable example of old-vine Garnacha will be at its best from 2014 to 2024.