Castell d'Encus Quest 2011
The 2011 Quest could be described as a Bordeaux blend, as it's produced with a mixture of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot and barrel-aged for one year. The nose is dominated by grassy, herbaceous notes of raspberry leaves, Italian pepper, baking spices, earth, hints of smoked meat and a core of terse, just ripe red and black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied, without the grainy tannins so common in these type of blends, with a buttery texture which makes it deceivably easy to drink. A great Atlantic, mountain red. Drink 2014-2018.