Alkina 'Polygon No 5' Grenache 2018
The Polygon concept revolves around a dedicated exploration of micro plots on a certified biodynamic single site that spans some 40-odd hectares. Winemaking is done in concrete, amphora and larger format older oak barrels. Grenache is the muse. I liked the Polygon No. 3 2018 more than this wine, but each will have their fan base and they are quite distinct, despite proximity. This is a bit broader shouldered, a bit more rugged and powerful, let’s say. It hits the palate with angles, tartness, a shrill, lemon sherbetty finish, but, around that, dense, dark berry fruits, exotic spice, some rose hip tea characters, truffle and dried leaf notes. Bergamot tea tannins weave through this all, chewy, dry, a little extract and pumice-like to finish. Serious red. Drink 2023-2035+. 93+ Points. Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.