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| ||Tasted by haBu on 8/30/2013 & rated 90 points: Blue and black fruits, bit of fresh leather, and graphite. Amazing how it opens and changes by the hour, Open bottle recommended for the second bottle, let the first bottle open and change while in the glass, or decant. (422 views)|
| ||Tasted by Bonanza on 4/17/2013 & rated 91 points: warmed up and continued to open up over 45 mins. almost a sweettart without the pucker. good wine. (577 views)|
| ||Tasted by WineBerg on 3/1/2013 & rated 90 points: Wine Night 3/1/13: Tasting notes on the leftovers the next morning, rebottled and recorked overnight. Labeled at 14.5% ABV|
Interesting blend of 40% Grenache, 40% Carignan, and 20% Cab Sauv.
I get a subtle bread/yeast note underneath strawberries, cherries, blackberry, blueberry, herbs, graphite, coffee. It's a neat blend, and it's well delineated enough that I can pick out the elements that come from the different grape varieties. The red fruit and herbs from the Grenache, and I think the graphite and blueberry come more from the Cab Sauv, but the other flavors overlap with the Carignan.
I also think the Carignan also contributes lots of astringency on the finish, along with massive thick tannins. This could probably go back to sleep in the cellar for a while.
Give it a good long decant at this point, I'd say 8+ hours at least, or leave it alone for a while. (706 views)
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Grenache BlendBlend components vary widely by producer and region.
Spain Vinos de España - Wines of Spain (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior) | Wikipedia
Spain is the third largest wine producing nation in the world, occupying the majority of the Iberian Peninsula with vast diversity in climate, culture, and of course, wine. From inky, dark reds of the [Priorat] to dry, white Finos from Andalusia, Spain can easily boast of elaborating a wide variety of notable styles. Within Spain there are currently 62 demarcated wine regions, of which a handful have gained international recognition: [Rioja], Priorat and [Ribera del Duero]. Yet these regions are only a small sample of the high quality wines Spain produces. Regions such as Cava, Penedes, Somontano, Galicia, Rueda and Jerez are only a few of the numerous regions worthy of exploration throughout Spain. Spain can also lay claim to having the most land under vine in the world, growing up to, by some accounts, 600 indigenous varietals of which Tempranillo is their most well known. Other popular varietals include [Garnacha], Bobal and Monastrell for reds and for whites; the infamous Palomino Fino grape which is used in the production of sherry wine, Pedro Ximenez in Montilla Morilles, Albarino used in the creation of the bright, effervescent wines of Galicia, and Verdejo in Rueda. - Source: - Catavino.net
Spain is not in the forefront of winemaking for its dessert wines, other than for its sweet wines from Sherry country including the highly revered Olorosos and Amontillados. But apart from Sherry Spain has a range of styles of dessert wines, ranging from the those made from the Pedro Ximenez grape primarily in Jerez and Montilla-Moriles) to luscious, red dessert wines made in the Mediterranean from the Garnacha (Grenache) grape. Some good Moscatels are made in Mallorca, Alicante and Navarre. The northwest corner of Spain, Galicia, with its bitter Atlantic climate, is even making dessert wines, called “Tostadillos” in the village of Ribadivia (similar to France’s “Vin de Paille”). The Canary Islands have made interesting dessert wines for centuries (they are mentioned by Shakespeare, for example) and in recent years the quality of winemaking has been improved and the Canary Islands wines are being better marketed now. The winemaking styles for “Vinos Dulces” are also diverse, from “Late Harvest” (Vendimia Tardía) to “Fortified Wines” (Fermentación Parcial). Based on in-spain.info.
PrioratAbout 100 kilometers from Barcelona, Priorat originated as a distinct recognized wine region in 1932, and was approved in 1954.