2021 Envinate Migan Tinto
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2021 Envinate Migan Tinto

Tenerife, SPAIN
$81. 99
$983.88 Dozen
ABV: 12%
Closure: Cork

Migan and Palo Blanco are both very old vine wines from the Valle de la Orotava zone, although they don’t bear the D.O. stamp. The old vines are trained in the Trezendo fashion: braiding new shoots over older ones until the vines begin to resemble old dreadlocks weaving over the landscape. The terrain is flatter than Táganan, more conducive to farming. Migan is two parcels of Listan Negro, both over 100 years old, while Palo Blanco is a single vineyard from the town of Los Realejos planted on black volcanic soils.

Other Reviews....
The more reductive and austere 2021 Migan has the classical Orotava profile, the spicy pepperiness, some smoky undertones and a medium-bodied palate with very fine, slightly dusty tannins. This wine is bottled a bit later; 12,500 bottles and 150 magnums were filled in December 2022. Drink 2024 - 2030.
95 points
Luis Gutiérrez - Wine Advocate (Dec 01, 2023)

Nervy, nicely funky, precise and mineral nose with a “protective” flintiness and an alluring peppery edge to the wild berries and pomegranate. Fine, dissolved tannins with a mealy, dusty texture, tapping into a super tangy, fresh palate full of grapefruit zest and wild berries. Really long and irresistible now, but can age.
98 points