Wow, this wine was good….Blackberry and herbs on the nose after coaxing, it seemed closed at first but opened nicely. Juicy acidity, melded tannins and a core of black fruits with an earthy touch were my introduction. The wine is big, bold and powerful, packing a 15.5% punch which never showed up. Plums on the mid palate with some teeth searing tannins became evident as the wine evolved. What had started out as a mature wine quickly transformed into a rather young wine (at 10 years of age already). I timed a long finish with some road tar, black berries and orange peel on the tail end, quite complex. This wine is till too young- 2015-2025 would be my guess. It is a blend of Grenache, Carignan and Vidadillo from Aragon in Spain. It got high marks from the pro’s and I agree with their 94 points. I found it online for about $60. 4 stars for this complex wine with great cellaring potential. Salut….
Spain produces some stunning wines, which go virtually undetected… Glad you found this one.
That’s two Spanish wines in a row that I really enjoyed!