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Alvear Palacio Quemado La Zarcita 2016 Wine Review

Alvear Palacio Quemado La Zarcita 2016

Alvear Palacio Quemado La Zarcita 2016

Vino De La Tierra De Extremadura, Spain

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $22.95

Drink: 2019-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Alvear

Agent: FWM Canada

Natalie's Score: 90/100

The full-bodied 2016 vintage of this enticing La Zarcita is a red wine blend of Trincadeira Preta, Touriga Nacional and Garnacha Tintorera grapes. The vines are planted in limestone, clay and sand soils. Aromas of dark berries and roses. Pair with grilled meats.

Food pairings: sausage cassoulet, grilled sirloin steak, gourmet burgers, tourtière.

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This Alvear Palacio Quemado La Zarcita 2016 was reviewed on July 4, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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L.J. Palmer rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Wonderful deep purple colour hints at aroma and flavour! Aroma of cherry, blackberry and roses with chocolate; smells juicy and sweet; dry and balanced and tastes of dark fruit; cherries and blackberries with that lovely floral hint of rose. Good for grilled sausage, old cheddar, sipping solo or charcuterie.
Craig Haynes WSET3 FWS SWS IWS rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The 2016 vintage is a blend of Trincadeira Preta, Touriga Nacional and Garnacha Tintorera from western Spain’s Extramadura appellation. Showed stunning shades of ruby and purple in my glass. Featured attractive scents of violet, sun dried black berries, figs and potting soil, too. Subdued and delicious dark fruit preserves flavours, velvety tannins defined both the medium bodied palate and the lingering finish. Enjoy.

Reviewed on September 9, 2020
Daniel O'Keefe rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Floral and perfumed nose with plenty of fresh red fruit. Vibrant acidity and tannins with a little lasting grip. Cocoa and minerality join the mix on the palate and finish. A pleasant red well suited to pork chops, ribs, and burgers.
Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

La Zarcita 2016 is crafted by the Palacio Quemado Estate, located in Meseta, Spain. This wine reveals aromas of dried strawberry, red cherry, zest of ruby red grapefruit, white flower, crushed gravel, pie crust and oak. La Zarcita 2016 is cleverly made of 30% Garnacha Tintorera, 30% Trincadeira, 30% Touriga National and 10% Syrah. Medium-bodied with a tight finish, this blend delivers an impulsive and pungent wine. Palate: tart plum, sour cherry, eucalyptus, clay pot and dark chocolate. Enjoy.
Alvear's Palacio Quemado La Zarcita 2016 is a single-estate vineyard full-bodied red wine blend of Trincadeira Preta, Touriga Nacional and Garnacha Tintorera grapes sourced from Vino-de-la-Tierra-de-Extremadura. The wine was fermented in stainless steel tank and received malo in 500-litre French oak barrels. Very approachable and soft with bright red floral, balsamic , garrigue herb, dark plum, spice and toasty flavours on the palate. Great acidity for food. Pair with grilled lamb chops. - Community Wine Reviews

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