Bodegas y Vinedos Ponce Clos Lojen 2015
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Wine AdvocateThe unoaked, entry-level red, the 2015 Clos Lojén, is pure Bobal and wants to express the variety and region without any makeup. The full clusters fermented with indigenous yeasts in a 4,500-liter oak vat. Sixty percent of the volume matured in used 600-liter French oak barrels ,while the rest was kept in the oak vat. They have updated the labels as the wines have been slowly updated. The wine have grown up and become quite serious within their easy and approachable profiles, with the depth of old vineyards, way beyond young and fruit-driven wines. There is nice fruit in the nose, with aromas of cherries and spices, developing notes of licorice; it has good volume in the palate, is nicely defined, as well as fresh and clean. If all Bobal was like this, the grape wouldn't have the reputation it has... 29,000 bottles produced.