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Daniel Landi Cantos del Diablo 2019

£64.75

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“The bottled version of the 2019 Cantos del Diablo comes from a warm, Mediterranean vintage. It’s a little more fruit-driven, ripe at 15% alcohol but keeping the freshness. The 2019 tannin is still there, even after one year in foudre and an additional six months in concrete to polish the tannins, a practice common in other wines from the vintage. The profile is a little earthier, a little more Italian if you like but with the combination of the floral and Mediterranean notes. It’s the more Mediterranean of the 2019s, developing a note of esparto grass in the glass. So, this was bottled later, in July 2021. 1,595 bottles were produced. I’d wait a little longer for this. Drink: 2023-2029. 94 points

The wines from Dani Landi are produced by Comando G in the facilities of Comando G, but the different label reflects just the ownership of the vineyards. So, I always taste the wines together, and I compare them with the wines from Comando G. Starting with the 2021 vintage, the wines from El Real de San Vicente will be transferred to a new project called Vinicola Mentridana, where Daniel Landi will share responsibilities with his friend Curro Bareño, both born in the village. And there will be a new village wine from there, called Mentridano, produced with their family vineyards. So, 2020 is the last vintage for Uvas de la Ira and for Cantos del Diablo here.”

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (11/21)