My local Costcos don’t sell wine so when I go over to the Delaware location, I always pick something up. This one happened to be $17. It is fairly opaque and a lighter shade of ruby. I can smell the wine from a foot away, wow. The nose of this Grenache is lively- red licorice, raspberry, red currant compote, leather and some earth. The palate is full bodied with medium tannins, juicy acidity and robust flavors of red fruit, earth, leather and cedar. The tannins work my gums for a while and the acidity is making my jaw water. The red licorice note is quite dominant and the tannic grip is quite strong on the finish, which is medium length. I like this wine to a degree, but the licorice is a little too candy for my preference. It got a rather hefty 92 points from THE ‘pro’. I am going with 89 and 4 stars. Drink till 2025 with some sort of stew. Salut….
La Maldita Revolution Garnacha 2018, Rioja DOCa, Spain
18 Saturday Dec 2021
Brian Caine said:
Nice review. We just had a bottle with bbq ribs and Mac &cheese. Quite the pleasant bottle. You captured it well.
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