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Coto de Hayas ‘Roble’ Campo de Borja 2017

05 December,2018

Coto de Hayas is one of the main brands of Bodegas Aragonesas, a relatively modern wine producer established in 1984 in Fuendejalon. However the bodega has access to over 3,700 ha of vines, some of the vineyards well-established and with vines over a century of age. Red wines are the focus at Coto de Hayas, the ’Roble’ a blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon. Here, I review the 2017 vintage of ‘Roble’. The wines are imported and distributed in New Zealand by Macvine International.


Coto de Hayas ‘Roble’ Campo de Borja Tempranillo/Cabernet 2017

Blended Red from Spain


Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant in presentation, a little shy and slender initially, but unfolding to reveal a tight core of dark raspberry with dark-red and black berried fruits, with an amalgam of plums and savoury dark herbs and nuances of earth. Medium-full bodied, the palate has an elegantly presented, rich and sweet core with moderately concentrated, juicy flavours of dark raspberries, plums, red and black fruits. This is succulent and has balancing savoury herb and earth elements, the palate supported by light, grainy tannin structure with integrated acidity. The fruit carries to an elegant, lingering finish with fruitiness and vibrancy. This is a sweet and juicy Campo de Borja red with dark raspberry, black fruit and plum flavours with herbal interest on a light-structured palate. Serve with tapas, pasta, pizza and barbecued fare over the next 3+ years. Fruit from Campo de Borja, a blend of Tempranillo, from vines 25 y.o. and Cabernet Sauvignon, vines 20+ y.o., fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 2 weeks on skins and aged 4 months in new American oak. 17.5-/20 Dec 2018 RRP $21.99

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