TN: Can Sumoi Xarel-lo Penedes '17...(short/boring)

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TN: Can Sumoi Xarel-lo Penedes '17...(short/boring)

#1 Post by TomHill » February 5th, 2019, 8:33 am

Cracked this wine last night:
1. CanSumoi Serra de l'Home Xarel-lo Dd'O: Penedes (12.5%; PalomarImports/Miami; www.PalomarBevCo.com) Francesc Escala i Pepe Raventos/Juncosa del Mortmell/Espana 2017: Med.dark gold color; strong caramel/pencilly/leesy lush/melony/spicy/fruity slight honeysuckle/honeyed slightly earthy almost Rouss-like quite attractive fragrant nose; rather soft/fat/rich/lush some pencilly/caramel/leesy lush honeysuckle/melony/Rouss-like bit earthy flavor; very long soft/lush/fat ripe melony/honeysuckle/Rouss-like some oak/pencilly/caramel/leesy/graham cracker finish w/ very unpleasant wet-dog-fur/mousey aftertaste; a pleasant enough WW but just that, nothing more. But the aftertaste that lingers on pretty much ruins this wine. $22.00 (AV)
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A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. This is a new "natural" wine that recently appeared here in NM. There is no mention of use of oak in its production but it had a strong caramel character that suggested oak, plus a very strong leesy character.
At first I rather liked this wine, but as I tasted it more, the very dreadful very persistent aftertaste pretty much ruined it for me.
Xarello, or Xarel lo is one of the three grape varieties used in Cava production.
Tom

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