Ausas Interpretacion 2017
|Region||Spain, Ribera del Duero|
Dark fruit, liquorice and blueberry aromatics, not in the least oaky. Elegant, pure and refined overall. Fine-grained tannin adds texture and interest, overlaid by black fruits and running through the palate is the keynote freshness of this producer's philosophy.
This time I only tasted the bottled 2017 Interpretación that I had tasted from barrel in my previous review of the zone. I'd say the wine is really impressive given the adverse conditions of the vintage, and it delivered what it promised from barrel: a modern, clean and nicely crafted Tempranillo with ripe flavors and generous oak, classically built to last. It matured in oak barrels, 40% new and 50% of 500-liters, for 16 months. 22,500 bottles and some large-format bottles were produced. It was bottled in June 2019. Drink Date: 2020-2027.