Tasting Note: Bodegas Mauro 1996 Vendimia Seleccionada

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1. Introduction:
Mariano Garcia, former cellar master of Vega Sicilia, is responsible for this wine made of 97% Tempranillo and 3% Garnacha from a selection of vines from the very best vineyard parcels of Mauro. The area around Tudela de Duero and Santibáñez de Valcorba, where the vines grow on light limestone or clay-calcareous soils, enjoys a continental climate with an Atlantic influence and significant temperature changes between night and day and provides, by that, perfect growing conditions- especially for Tempranillo.
Founded in 1978, Bodegas Mauro produces modern-styled, distinct wines which don´t ignore the tradition of the region.
Our 1996 Vendimia Seleccionada comes from a very cool cellar and is in perfect condition. 14% alc.

2. Appearance:
Deep magenta/ purple.
Vital, dense and bright.

3. Nose:
Fresh Red and Black Fruit forward. Blackberry, Plum, Black Cherries and some Cedar followed by complex aromatics of Dark Chocolate, Tobacco and Earthy notes.
Precise, Herbal Freshness and little Licorice.
Very focused, fresh and intriguingly deep!

4. Taste:
More Fruit on the palate with Cassis, Black Cherry and Blackberry.
Earthy notes. Fresh, green traces representing an interesting cool depth.
Dense mouthfeel packed in a soft texture with some chalky minerality.
Long and intense finish with proper acidity, young, but approachable, tannins, Dark Berries and Peppery Spiciness.
Youthful, concentrated and precise!

5. Opinion:
A full-bodied wine of great precision, finesse and power!
Due to its youthful appearance and vital structure equipped with enormous potential.
Store it well and keep it for 5+ years.