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2008 Ferrer Bobet
hundred-year-old Carignane/Cabernet

This is a spice laden wine with black currants, blueberry and a loooong finish. The tannins and overall minerality to this wine are velvety and mouthcoating in a great way. You can smell a plethora of herbs,flowers smokiness that translate into one big smile on your face. One of the best sub $50 Spanish wines I have ever had. 94pts

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Sounds great, IW. I have 6 bottles and have not opened one yet. Might open tonight. What's your rec for decanting time, if needed? TIA


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I tried this with my rep when the bottle was opened the previous day. I would decant 1-2 hours, but try it first.

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Thanks. Will do.


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IW, is this the white label, Vinyes Velles bottling? It just showed up recently on our shelves at $56, so I may have to pick some up if it is.
 
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Steve8,

It is the white label Vinyes Velles bottling. Hope you enjoy the wine.

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I have one standing up for rack of lamb tonight. That's assuming this new storm coming in leaves us with power.


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2008 Ferrer Bobet

Have it in the decanter now. Great nose. First sip very rich and balanced. Amost opaque.


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I am opening this tomorrow night. Hope it is as good as last time. B-O let me know how long you decanted it for. Thanks

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Last sips were at 3 hours 15 minutes after decanting through a Vinturi and it was still improving. I bought 6 bottles and my note in the cellar log is to wait until 2014 for the next. It's actually fine now, with a bit of a harsh edge that's balanced by the lushness of the fruit. I think it's secondary characteristics will be wonderful as it melds. Maybe a 93++ now.


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Thanks. I agree with your comment on the LUSH FRUIT. I am opening this with Kybo tomorrow night.


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I read that the Ferrer Bobet winery is supposed to be a magnificent edifice. It'll have to go some to match or surpass Alvaro Palacios.


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I think I have a picture of it. If I find it I will email it to you.

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Sure. It's probably online, but I haven't looked.


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Bought some bottles solely on IW and BO's recommendationWink


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myself as well
 
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IW doesn't miss. This was outstanding if not a tad too young. 2+ hours in the decanter provide just a glimpse of the wine's character. Thanks again IW for sharing!


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I too made a purchase based on IW and BO posts. It wouldn't be the first time I was pleasantly surprised by a wine recommended by one of these guys!
 
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