Bodega Butxet is a hidden gem in the hills between Muro and Can Picafort. No signs, though. A locked metal gate, a fenced vineyard, and a well-kept building: but are we really in the right place? We can only be sure when an amiable Mallorcan opens the gate and warmly welcomes us. Llorenç Perelló is a full-time lawyer, dedicating any free time to his magical bodega.
When tasting his three reds (Merlot, Cabernet, and Syrah) you realize how down to earth and elegant these wines are. We taste the contents of our glass, examine, smell, and taste again. What a fabulously fruity aroma. The Syrah (Sirá) is enchanting. Llorenç proudly reports that his small production is almost sold out. How many bottles are left? He checks the stocks and counts 240. We buy it all, because this Butxet Sirá vintage 2005 will be an extended joy.
When we open one of the last bottles after some years, the ‘grape juice’ is even better than before. We believe it´s the best Syrah ever bottled on Mallorca. That was in 2008. Since then, we have closely followed the evolution of this winery. Butxet is faithful to its three red wines and can concentrate on its further development. Fantastic to get such a great red for less than 10 €! Llorenç really is a gifted winemaker.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Having this wine in the glass is a privilege. The deep purple colour blends with elegant reflections. The divine bouquet of black fruits and Mediterranean spices, such as rosemary and thyme, spoils the palate. The fine aromas are increasing. Intense fruit flavours and light oak notes play with the tongue. The spicy aftertaste continuously lasts.
A brilliant Cabernet Sauvignon again from Butxet, at an incredible price.
Sirà de Son Claret 2012
The dark colours prove the quality of the wine. The powerful bouquet fully satisfies the senses. Herbal blends are coupled with mature forest fruits and the slight sweetness of the fig. Excellent balanced barrel notes of vanilla and toasty flavours. The palate opens the curtain for great ‘wine cinema’ and the show begins. It is an impressive finish.
Great value for money.
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