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2013 Laboratorio Rupestre Escombro

Alicante Bouschet

  • Spain
  • Murcia
  • Vino de Mesa
Drink between 2019 - 2033 (Edit)
CT93.4 12 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • Zorg wrote: 94 points

    March 28, 2018 - Hard to give a fair score, too young at this stage. Will wait ten years until I open my next bottle.

  • chatters wrote:

    March 28, 2018 - Cellartracker in the flesh with Stefan, Mats, Tomas and Basil (La Rochelle, Tokyo): Earthy, closed, young. Time required. Bit funky, spicy. Almost off dry in it's sweetness, positively jammy in fact, peppery spice, grippy, chalky tannins. Some people would call this a 'Somms' wine...I had no idea what this was, other than too young, and called it as US 2014

  • gendrideal wrote: 94 points

    October 28, 2017 - Not so extreme. Just a beautiful Grenache. Don’t drink to warm (15-16 degrees).

  • Omar Khayyam wrote:

    December 2, 2016 - The famed Escombro is finally opened at our Friday luxury taco dinner based on thinly cut, grilled sirloin steaks.

    The first surprise is how dry and powerfully textured this is. Has more peat on the nose than a smokey Islay whisky. It's just an extreme experimental perspective on all the non-sweet fragrances and complexities that you have ever found in a red wine. Licorice, dry tobacco, bitter herbs, meat bouillon, smoke, open wood fire, charred fish skin, tapenade.

    The second surprise is how much it overwhelms the spicy taco dinner. In fact, I usually don't go with wine for tacos (even though this was mainlysoft tortillas, sirloin steak, veggies, feta cheese) because few wines can take the combo of smoked chili, cumin, lime, garlic really well.

    The third surprise was that the second wine we opened, the 2010 Lytton Spring from Ridge, just wouldn't feel like anything but a milder version of the Escombro after having tasted the Escombro. That's a powerful finish for you.

    A wine like this is impossible to rate. Full points for original expression, but like a truly unique and massive piece of art, which you may admire at an art gallery, it doesn't follow automatically that you find a good place for it at home. So glad I tried this.

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  • appel54 Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 2, 2016 - Mörk tät färg. Tankarna drar åt Tannat eller Taurasi

    På näsan är det oerhört mycket svarta oliver. En del kryddor i form av mynta och sen en del björnbär. Efterhand drar det mer åt gröna oliver

    Väldigt torrt och strävt vin. En underbar längd på det. En viss värme i avslutet som förmodligen kommer från den höga alkoholen.

    Ett väldigt spännande vin. Som en kebabpizza med extra allt som ändå inte får en att vilja spy...

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Laboratorio Rupestre
  • Varietal Alicante Bouschet
  • Designation Escombro
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Murcia
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Vino de Mesa

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  • In Cellars 29 (63%)
  • Consumed 17 (37%)

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