Telmo Rodriguez Pegaso Garnacha 2004

Telmo Rodriguez Pegaso Garnacha 2004

The 2003 edition of this wine was a cracker, no doubts about it. The milder 2004 vintage hasn't been as generious, but Telmo has managed to produce a quailty wine none the less. The nose is great, almost a direct copy of the 03, but there are some serious tannins here.  A bit lower in alcohol as well, 15% for the 2004.

Aromas of violets and finely integrated oak, raspberry and a touch of mulberry and mocha. Loads of finely grained tannins, started off a bit green to, this moved off with more air and was much better on the second night. Raspberry, pepper, anise, red been paste, with more air it develops a meaty quality.  A long, but drying, finish shows some minerals. This needs 3 years in the cellar to come around and soften those monster tannins. 90 Pts.

Source: The Spanish Acquisition Price: $65 Closure: Conventional Cork

Other Vintages: 2003

4 thoughts on “Telmo Rodriguez Pegaso Garnacha 2004

  1. I think the tannins here could be too much for many. 04 was much cooler than 03 and I think this has had an impact. Following that logic that 05 should be a stunner.

    Regardless of all that, its still a really good wine with a nose to die for.

  2. Hey Monkeyboy,

    I had a bottle just after christmas, looking very primary at this stage with a big future ahead of it.

    I am told these are long term agers, but I’ve never seen an old one…

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