Calvente Laguinda (€ 14,95)SKU: CAL-R-2-17
€ 14,95 a bottle (box € 89,70)
petit verdot, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, tempranillo
6 months in American oak
the 'entry-level' of top bodega Calvente: ruby-coloured fresh wine, powerful. Plum, spicy and liquorice. Soft tannins, nicely balanced.
100% own import
vino de la tierra Laderas del Genil
bodega Horacio Calvente (klik here for more information)
Calvente is an outstanding bodega with excellent wines (click here for their unique dry muscat of Alexandria wine)
Pieter Nijdam (wine journalist from the Dutch newspaper ‘De Telegraaf’) said of the vintage 2014:
[...] Horacio Calvente ‘Laguinda’ is perfect with the pigeon parfait in creamy almond liqueur, of the twice voted the world's best restaurant ‘El Celler de Can Roca’. The wine has a deep scent of blackcurrant and plums, liquorice, earthy, nice balance and original."
VGC (Vins Gastronomiques Inspection of The Wine & Food Association) of the vintage 2014: "Petit verdot, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, tempranillo, wood use, intense colour, floral and earthy, intense wood flavours, good juice, nice spiciness, reasonably fused, invigorating style, spicy under layer, good tannins, length, gastronomic wine (14%). Score: 7,5'