I was very impressed by their Syrah from 2017 even if it's not a grape often found in Gredos, so I was really curious to taste the 2018 Agrícola de Cadalso Syrah, as the vintage had been much better, to see if they could improve on it. The grapes ripened slowly and thoroughly and yields were good, so there was balance to produce fresh wines but with enough stuffing. This comes from two hectares planted 20 years ago at 700 meters in altitude on granite and quartz soils. The destemmed grapes fermented in concrete with indigenous yeasts, and the wine rested in concrete for 18 months. The nose has textbook notes of tapenade, black olives and also the anchovies—salty and tasty, with Rhône finesse and some minty and licorice thrown in. It's medium-bodied and balanced, with freshness and granite texture. It's really tasty. I'm VERY impressed! 8,174 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2020. Comando G helps the cooperative of Cadalso de los Vidrios, the village where they have their winery, to produce and market some wines, usually young reds.
Reviewed by Luis Gutiérrez, Rober Parker Wine Advocate
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