2014 Gen del Alma "Otra Piel" Red Blend Gualtallary (Previously $35)
Seductive nose, very perfumed, with intense red fruit characters of raspberries and cherries and a fresh mineral and herbal touch. Very elegant, light, yet tasty with notes of fresh strawberry coulis. Pleasant texture, fresh acidity and fine tannins, an exquisite red wine, brilliantly executed. (Decanter World Wine Awards)
This is a ringer for a top Chinon. A crazy blend of malbec, cab franc and pinot noir. And it's made in concrete amphoras that are buried in the same vineyard. Very crazy wine. Full body, silky and rich with so much plum, spice and stone. Very long and flavorful. Bright acidity. Drink now.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Otra Piel Tinto is an unusual blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon that fermented together in an amphorae buried in the middle of a field built with bricks and in egg-shaped cement vats where some 10% Pinot Noir was added later. The wine was bottled unoaked. It fermented using the ambient yeasts and with minimal intervention. The nose is quite ripe showing notes of plums, skins and something earthy and organic. The elegant palate is electric, has high acidity and lots of tension. This is both elegant and wild with aromatic herb aromas, rockrose and rosemary. There is maturity and tension here. This wine should age well. 2,700 bottles were filled, the capacity of the amphora. (LG)