Garmón is the third winery from Mariano Garcia, who was winemaker for Vega Sicilia for 30 years until 1998. His first solo project was Mauro, and this new Ribera del Duero project, Garmón, is done in partnership with his sons, and debut vintage was 2014.
Opaque ruby. Mineral- and spice-accented aromas of ripe red and dark berries, lavender and exotic spices on the deeply perfumed nose. Weighty and broad on the palate, offering juicy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that show fine clarity and building sweetness. Turns spicier on the persistent finish, which features slowly mounting tannins and lingering mineral and floral notes. – Josh Raynolds
A little restrained on the nose with brooding black cherry and blackberry fruit, and some savoury gravel and spice notes. The palate is fresh and concentrated with some supporting oak right in the background, allowing the sleek but refined black fruits to show their best. This has wonderful concentration and complexity, and presumably has a bright future ahead of it. So harmonious, with the considerable tannins currently masked by the intensity of the fruit. 95/100 Jamie Goode