El Salvador - Las Palmas Los Pirineos #11
In the cup: Blackberry juice, plums, stone fruit and funk. Raspberries in the finish.
Cupping Score: 87
Mouthfeel: Structured and creamy,
Farm: Los Pirineos
Altitude: 1350 - 1550 metres above sea level
Los Pirineos is the farm that has been in Gilberto Baraona’s family since 1890, though much was destroyed and the farm abandoned through the civil war that ran for 12 years in El Salvador from 1980 to 1992.
It has been Gilberto’s life intention to rebuild what was lost, and he continues to do quite an amazing job. Las Palmas is one of the additional blocks of landed added to Los Pirineos by Gilberto, the block is at 1320 masl. This lot comes from the pacamara grown there and was processed as a natural.
This more classic natural is full of pulpy fruit and funk, with black olive and boozy characteristics.