Robert Parker 91+
The 2015 AN is a blend of Callet with small amounts of Manto Negro and Fogoneu from 36 small plots on red soils rich in limestone. It fermented in oak and concrete vats with their own selected yeasts, and it aged in oak barrels and one 2,000-liter oak foudre for 15 months, with some 10% of the volume kept without being in contact with oak. Very balsamic, with a Mediterranean profile of aromatic herbs intermixed with notes of cigar ash and graphite. The tannins felt more polished than in recent years, with a medium body and pleasant flavors with a slight bitterness in the finish. 20,587 bottles and some larger formats were filled in May 2017.