RIBERA DEL DUERO, SPAIN 2017
Think of a brilliant thoroughbred trained by a legend. That’s Garmón, the latest pet project of the venerable García family, presided over by one of the most iconic winemakers in all of Spain. A kind of cult figure among oenophiles around the globe, Mariano García is justly revered for his exacting methods and commitment to detail. Of the 2017 vintage, critic Tim Atkin raved, calling it “energetic, with finely judged oak, judiciously worked tannins … and considerable ageing potential” and awarded it 96 points. The wine secured a spot on Atkin’s ‘Ribera del Duero Top 100’ back in 2019, and we’re so excited to be able to extend this offer to you today.
As with all García family wines, old-school values meet modern winemaking. This is 100% Tempranillo, sourced from four different, mountainous villages (each with altitudes up to 1,000 meters), and from vines ranging in age from 30- to 100-years-old. The wine aged for 18 months in French oak, and every effort was made to retain the purity of the fruit; the oak influence, seamlessly integrated, never overpowers the Tempranillo character. Stylistically, this is the embodiment of modern Ribera: textured and ripe, with great finesse.
In the glass, you’ll find a deeply expressive nose, with notes of currant, black olive, and black plum. This is a big and fleshy wine, but it’s also surprisingly supple, and manages to retain its lively freshness even hours after opening. Just as impressive to us is the finish, long as a runway and redolent of more expensive, longer-cellared wines. And bear in mind: as beautiful as it’s showing right now, it’s not expected to reach its full potential for another five years, at least. So, pop it open with some grilled meats or sausages, or stash it in the cellar for a special occasion down the road—but act now!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CT, MD, MI, NY, TN, or VA. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, August 15, 2021.