Labastida Reserva 2001
Labastida Wineries and Vineyards combines the traditional wine-making ethos with the latest technological developments so as to make the best wines. Its spacious, modern premises make for a large production capacity. The Winery has vats of very varied sizes in which wines are aged separately %u2013 from small blends to large volumes. This large capacity means that each varietal can be vinified independently, giving 7 different qualities.
Besides the cherry that dominates the nose, there is a hint of plum and spice. The wine is very fruit forward. The fruit is a mixture of cherry, plum, and fruit jam. The next thing one senses in this medium bodied wine is the spice. This balanced wine has soft tannins, and a rather dry mouth feel.