About This Wine...
La Bascula range
Báscula in Spanish means either a weighbridge for lorries or an old fashioned weight scales. When South African Bruce Jack of Flagstone winery and hispanophile Ed Adams MW (both Celtic Tigers at heart) decided on a label design they went for the latter rather than the former to represent balance in their carefully crafted pair of wines from Jumilla, Spain. Good wines are all about balance – balance in the vineyard, the balance between various components in the wine and in the case of Báscula the balance between Old and New World.
The name comes from the turret of Castle Madax which dominates the vineyard of the same name Working with the excellent Bodegas Juan Gil La Bascula believe they have created an even better wine than our first two vintage versions of this wine. The wine was aged for 4 months in new American oak barrels. The raisin character and warmth of the Monastrell is matched by the spice of the Syrah, all enhanced and rounded off by its spell in oak. The wine has considerable ageing potential and should last well into 2013.
- Tom Doorley, Irish Times February 2009 “…is a spicy, Spanish whopper..”
- Decanter World Wine Awards Bronze Medal 2012
- 2013 Vintage awarded Bronze Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2015