I cannot say it better – and certainly not nearly as authoritatively – than Luis Gutierrez of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. To quote: “2021 was a cooler year, and the 2021 La Casilla, produced with Bobal from 40- to 60-year old vines at 800 meters in altitude, shows moderate ripeness and 13% alcohol, nice balance and a polished palate but with grip, after the wine spent some 15 months in bottle. It has an explosive nose, clean and expressive, with a somewhat Northern Rhône profile with an herbal twist, as well as depth and balance and very fine, chalky tannins. 15,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2022. 94 points.” Selling, typically, for $20-$29, you can get it (at the time of this writing) for $14.99 (yikes!) from Wine Library. For other providers, just Google 2021 Bodegas Ponce La Casilla $”.

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