Taboadella Jaen Reserva 2019
Taboadella define la Jaen como "la península Ibérica en Portugal", pues se trata de la variedad asociada con la Mencía. Esta uva es uno de los tesoros de la bodega, una maravilla que ofrece aromas muy intensos en los que la fruta es la absoluta protagonista. Estructurado, tenso y con cuerpo, no decepciona a nadie.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The 2019 Jaen Reserva was aged for nine months in an 80/20 blend of French oak (35% new) and stainless steel. It comes in at 13.8% alcohol. Rather powerful, this Jaen has personality, but even more power, and brushed velvet for sensual texture. The mid-palate depth is not quite as good, but it's more than adequate. As with the Alfrocheiro, its sibling this issue, it is very Burgundian in style. The gripping finish suggests this could use a little more cellar time, at least a year, but the tannins are not too hard. It should hold for another decade, more or less, thereafter.
Savory nose of blackberries, cracked pepper, olives, braised mushrooms, smoke and dried spices. Medium-bodied with tight, tea-like tannins. Mineral, savory and slightly bitter, yet fresh. Better after 2022.
The wine is laden with perfumed tannins, rich black fruits and a firm structure that needs some aging. Drink this dense wine from 2023.