2009 Sauvella Luscinia Canta

2009 Sauvella Luscinia Canta

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As good as the wine is, the story behind the blend may be even better as it is made from a number of grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Syrah and Merlot as well as Sumoll and two “experimental grapes.” Nagtegaal has never let on what those experimental grapes are, but the rumors are they might be of Italian origin. Either way, it makes for an outstanding Red wine with grip, power, elegance and tons of aging potential. 


"The 2009 Luscinia Canta from Sauvella is made from a field blend that includes cabernet sauvignon, tempranillo, syrah, summoil, merlot and at least a couple of other varieties that no one is quite sure what they might be. The 2009 comes in at 13.5 percent octane and is nicely light in color and offers up a beautiful bouquet of cherries, cigar wrapper, a nice touch of eucalyptus, stony soil tones, cedar and a fine array of spice elements in the upper register. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and very soil-driven for these two varietals in Cataluña, with a good core of red fruit, moderate tannins and a long, complex and very nicely balanced finish. This could still do with some further cellaring to allow those backend tannins to fall away a bit more, but with grilled meats to soften up the impression of the tannins, it is already easy to drink. Fine juice. 2021-2045." 92 Points, John Gillman (View from the Cellar)