Pegaso Barrancos de Pizarra (Telmo Rodriquez) 2014
US: “You’re sure? $25? This is the Pegaso 95-pointer from Wine Advocate?”
THEM: “....uh, ...hold on…checking…yup...that’s what I show here...”
US: “Can we buy you lunch? Oh, and...we’ll take every bottle you have…”.
Astounding. Not sure if this was a mistake or what, but we were all in. PEGASO! Owners/winemakers Telmo Rodríguez and Pablo Eguzkiza are legendary for their amazingly complex wines and sourcing grapes from very old-vine vineyards in some of the most remote areas of Spain. They are beloved by sommeliers, the geekiest wine geeks, and aficionados of great Spanish wines. So you can imagine our ridiculous happy-dancing when a few pallets of this 95-POINT WONDER hit our warehouse a couple days ago. We’re all delirious over here today.
AH -- so, the wine. Grenache! Old vines, high elevation (3000 ft.) organically grown, partially aged in clay amphorae dating back to 1880 (!!) and French oak. GLORIOUS STUFF. You can read the Wine Advocate review for more data points, but this is SERIOUS Grenache to rival the finest Chateauneuf-du-Pape…very intense and mineral, with amazing purity and freshness, ripe but never heavy, focused and layered, killer finish. SHOCKING, honestly, at this price -- we recommend clicking as fast as you possibly can...we got a fair amount for an offer but not really enough…! While it lasts! Amazing!
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“The more recent 2014 Pegaso Barrancos de Pizarra was finally my favorite of all the bottles I tasted in this sitting, which were quite a few. This aged in ancient large clay amphorae and used 500- and 600-liter French oak barrels for two years and shows no oak whatsoever in the nose or palate. The year seems to have achieved a perfect ripening of the grapes, and there are notes of aromatic herbs and acid berries, even a touch of blood orange. There are no hints of over-ripeness at all. Seeing how the 2002 has aged and how the 2008 was showing today, I have no doubt this 2014 will live for 15 years. 13,951 bottles produced.”
~Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
- Country: Spain
- Region: Castilla y Leon VT
- Varietal: 100% Garnacha
- Vineyard: The Pizarra vineyards
- Aging/Cooperage: 24-30 months in barrels of 500 and 400 liters of French oak from different forests and origins.
- Alcohol: 14.5%
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