Tasted Journal- Spain 100% Blind

The Tasted newspaper met for the first time the two best sommeliers in the world, Andreas Larsson and Markus del Monego, to carry out blind tastings for countries.

Markus del Monego is the first and only German who has the title of Best Sommelier of the World and also won the prestigious Master of Wine, the first sommelier in obtaining both awards. Meanwhile, Andreas Larsson was proclaimed as Best Sommelier of Sweden in 2003, the following year, Best Sommelier of Europe, and in 2007, World's Best Sommelier.

Those are their scores for Cabrida 2009 and Peraj Ha’abib2010:

de Capçanes
Peraj Ha´abib Flor de
AL – Young, ruby red with
a blue rim; clean nose of
freshly crushed berries,
pepper and clove; the palate
is young, rather dense with
attractive, pure berry fruit,
moderate tannin and fine
length – deserves more time
in the cellar – drink from
2013. 89
MdM – Dark, purple red with
violet hue and black centre.
Very concentrated but closed
nose, good structure and
balance. On the palate well
balanced with medium
weight and good length. 89

88,5|Celler de
Cabrida 2009
AL – Medium deep ruby;
rather restrained nose of
wood, spices, red and dark
berries; quite structured and
firm palate with young tannin,
restrained fruit, some
woody notes and a long,
tight finish. Needs 2-3 more
years to mellow. 87
MdM – Dark, purple red with
violet hue and almost black
centre. Ripe aromas, spicy
and slightly mineral touch
with juicy fruit. On the palate
well balanced with well
integrated tannins and juicy
character. 90

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