Maranones 30000 Maravedies 2016 - 750ml

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James Suckling's #53 Top 100 Spanish Wines of 2018

 

94pts James Suckling

"Light and lacy with red cherries. Darker tones of cassis and blueberries on the palate. Crisp, nicely cut tannins and very pure fruit flavors. Great wine. 90 per cent garnacha, 10 per cent other local varieties. Drink or hold."

 

91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The fully developed, aromatic and open 2016 30.000 Maravedies, with nice aromatics and a very pleasant palate. It’s fragrant and elegant, with pungent flavors and very good persistence. This is a superb showing for this bottling. 39,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2017."

Vinous Reverie Notes

Maravedíes are an ancient form of currency once used in Castilla and 30,000 Maravedíes was the amount that Don Alvaro de Luna paid a local monastery, centuries ago, for the land where Bodega Marañones is now located. It is a fitting name for this “village” wine made from three terroirs that Fernando farms: Marañones, Andrinoso and Dehesa. 30,000 Maravedíes is made primarily from Garnacha with about 10% Morate in the final blend.