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Sunday Mega Deal

 

 barbuVINS Offer

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This week, barbuVINS offers you a rebate on our last remaining cases of two products from Bodegas Bhilar.
Offered only to subscribers of our newsletter.

You must order before Monday November 19 at noon to benefit from this offer.

In a few days, you will be receiving more information on new products available. Cheers !

Thanks for sharing our passion.

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TERCA 2010 

We have a few cases left of Terca 2010.

Those are the last remaining bottles on the planet.(!) The 2011 vintage is called "La Revilla" after the plot where the vines grow, and the wine now spends an extra 4 years in neutral oak... but the price goes up to 135$ per bottle. This is the last chance to buy a wine that has gathered rave reviews from the specialized press.. 

49.50$/u in cases of 6 bottles
Regular Price: 54.75$/u

Reviews:

Terca comes from a parcel called El Revilla in El Villar, planted in 1954 and made from Viura with 10% Malvasia. Spicy and sensitively oaked, it’s tighter and more focused that the winery’s Thousand Mils with pithy, focused acidity and refreshing palate length.
2017-22. 
One of the white wines of the year.
95 pts — Tim Atkin, Rioja Report 2017

This distinctive white is rich and muscular, with light tannins and orange peel acidity supporting dried pear, blanched almond, tarragon and tea flavors. A powerful version of the traditional style. Drink now through 2022. 90 cases made.
93 pts — Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator, March 2017

Hurry up !

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Phinca Hapa blanco 2016 

Orange? Yes, a wine made with 2 months of skin contact. The magic here is not to lose sight of the terroir...

This is the first cuvée from Mélanie Hickman, David Sampedro's better half, under the "Struggling Vines" label.
An exceptional wine, mineral, complex et delicate. Nothing extreme or funky here.

38.00$/u in cases of 6 bottles
Regular Price: 41.95$/u

Reviews:

Phinca Hapa is an exciting new project run by American Melanie Hickman, who is the partner of David Sampedro. This is an orange wine made with skin contact from an old vine parcel of Viura and Malvasía planted high above the village of Elvillar. Complex and challenging, it has lovely quince, orange marmalade and black tea notes.
Drink 2018-21
92/100 Tim Atkin, Rioja Report 2018

The white 2016 Phinca Hapa Blanco is from a vineyard Melanie bought with her savings and renamed after her dog. The vineyard, in the village of Elvillar, consists of three hectares of white limestone soils planted in 1967 with Viura grapes (and Tempranillo in the lower parts). The wine is a blend of Viura with some 12% Garnacha Blanca and 6% Malvasía Riojana from the ripe grapes picked after they pick the grapes for their basic Bhilar white. The destemmed grapes fermented with skins in a 2,000-liter concrete vat for two months, and the wine spent one year in 600-liter French foudres. As a result, the wine has an amber color with a characterful nose mixing notes of balsam, quince, peach and honey—quite original and different. The palate has a texture that could be from a light red, with fine tannins and a chalky sensation that is a texture more than a flavor. One white for white meat. 2,300 bottles were filled in November 2017. Drink 2018 – 2026.
92 pts — Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate #235 (Feb. 2018)

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