Triga Alicante 2012 - Liquors Inc.
Triga Alicante 2012
SKU: 30857

Triga Alicante 2012

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Category Red Wine
Region Spain, Alicante
Brand Triga
85% Monastrell 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Monastrell vines are ungrafted, farmed in 5 vineyards in the Sierra de Salinas, Sierra de Umbria and Serra de la Sima. Planted in 1925 they grow in limestone soil with a top soil of stones at 1500 to 2500 feet in elevation. Fermented in French oak barrels then aged for 20 months in new French oak barrique. Blended by Jorge Ordonez and Chris Ringland. Production 950 cases.
Wine Advocate
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The 2012 Triga, which reached 15.5% alcohol because in their zone 2012 has been drier and warmer than 2011, is a blend of head-pruned Monastrell with some Cabernet Sauvignon from chalk-rich soils fermented in open stainless-steel vats and aged in barrique for 20 months. You can feel the warmth and ripeness of the year in the aromas of prunes, blackberries, thyme and rosemary accented with plenty of sweet spices and smoky notes from the barrel that might need a little bit more time in bottle. The palate is full-bodied, with powerful tannins lifted by the alcohol on a warm finish. I'd wait a little bit for the bottle to render the puppy fat and allow the oak to better integrate. Drink the 2011 before this wine as it should age well. They produced a little bit more in 2012. 17,400 bottles.

Luis Gutierrez, February 2015
Wine Spectator
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This focused red offers a plush texture, with a firm backbone. Black cherry, spice, mineral and leafy flavors mingle harmoniously, with a good balance of well-integrated tannins and acidity. Toast and floral notes linger on the finish. Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2022. 1,000 cases made.

Thomas Matthews, May 31, 2015