Anima Negra AN 2016
The red 2016 AN, the house's flagship wine, is from a fresher and more elegant year and made within the style of aging in 100% new 225-liter French oak barrels, where it matured for 14 months and also underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine fermented destemmed in 4,000-liter oak vats with yeasts they have isolated from their own vineyards. All this gives the wine a commercial, creamy, luxurious profile that is generously oaked with plenty of dusty tannins and oak-related flavors. I find that the wine has a lot more that it expresses, as it's kind of trapped in a coat of new oak that doesn't let the variety express itself. 17,000 bottles produced.
Reviewed by Luis Gutiérrez
Robert Parker 92 Points
2017 was a very warm and dry year with low yields, 2018 is a fresher and higher-yielding year with good ripeness and good health. 2016 was a cooler year with plenty of winter rains. They use new oak barriques in ÀN and Son Negre and new and used (up to three times) for the other wines. In general, I find the wines too oaky for my taste.