I had to look up the varietal- Garnaxa Peluda. It literally translates into “hairy Grenache”, a variant of the workhorse grape that develops a thin film layer on the underside of the leaves to protect the vine from transpiration in a warm climate. This particularly offering is medium garnet colored and has slow moving legs confirming a high ABV (15%). The nose has pronounced aromas of red raspberry, garigue, ripe black cherry, menthol, vanilla, coffee, popcorn? and bramble. I’m surprised I did not get tertiary notes from aging as this wine is already 6 years old. The palate is dry with grippy tannins and medium (+) acidity. The body is medium in weight and I get nice flavors of raspberry, black cherry, some charred oak, coffee and vanilla. I lost the popcorn and menthol along the way. The tannins really take over on the finish, leaving my mouth covered in a black tea component. The flavors last a decent length even when masked by the tannins. The mouthfeel is a little rough, the astringency being a little out of balance for me. I would need to throw a juicy, fatty steak at this wine, which is probably what it was made for. I give this 91 points and think it should cellar for a little longer. For $15 it’s a steal btw that gets 5 stars. Be patient with this blockbuster as it needs to meld a touch more. Salut….