Castell d’Encus Thalarn 2017 (93 WA)
“The meaty and smoky 2017 Thalarn shows Syrah typicity, some flower and bacon aromas and hints of tar. It has a medium-bodied palate that combines volume with freshness. It has vibrant acidity that makes it long and tasty, with clean and focused flavors, showing the variety. This matured in new barriques, yet the oak is perfectly integrated in the wine.” – LG
Castell d’Encus Thalarn 2017
Costers del Segre
Favoring a Northern Rhone style, Thalarn digs into syrah’s robust range of secondary tasting notes while providing pristine, gently restrained fruit. Brimming with energy, the wine was crafted in Castell d’Encus’ famous stone vats and aged in French oak.
The vineyards of Castell d'Encus provide a space for Raül to experiment with a mix of international varieties at high altitudes. Raül admires this place for its marginal status, feeling that the changing climate in the future will only favor areas that currently labor to ripen fruit. The wines have a thru-line of bright, crisp acidity, a definition naturally sculpted by the elevation and emphasized by the studious winemaking team.