startling blood red. upfront, slight smoke char or graphite , sour cherry, rhubarblike acidity, grainy tannins, very savoury and punchy. yum. have with food-I had with pigeon -duck would be an obvious choice.
(Wine Society Tasting, Lords) :: A bit of heat, but good complexity starting to form. Still very primary (plums), quite volatile and with hints of cocoa & soil underneath. Leave for at least 3-5 years.
This seems to be in a dumb phase. Working hard to get much out at the moment even after decant and overnight. The odd flash of fruit and dark spice, but hollow mid palate and awkward finish. Hold, in hope.
Very old vines. Full bodied and intense flavour profile and wood spice, coupled with a touch a salinity that gives its Spanish characteristics away when tasted blind. The alcohol heat comes through; may seem slightly unbalanced at first but overall a decent wine very representative of the terroir.
Dark purple at the rim - strong nose of plums and slight acetone. Very intense on the palate, strong fruit - blackberry and blackcurrant, fresh but not acidic, slightly grainy mouthfeel but despite the foregoing really quite elegant. Good value - benefits greatly from a couple of hours' air.
Mørk rubinrød. Kirsebær, alkohol, mode tørket frukter, pepper, gummi. For mye av alt i nesen- parfymert. Først og fremst flott syre fra umodne kirsebær og det er ikke så mye mer å henge seg opp i. Kjølig og stram. En del vanilje i avslutningen. Kort. Helt ok vin, men ikke til pris.
Servida a ciegas. Nadie adivinó que esta botella venía de Navarra incluso sabiendo que era un vino norteño. Sorprendentemente tenía una nariz muy fresca si consideras que las viñas de garnacha de más de setenta años. La añada ayudó. En boca es más opulenta y un tanto especiada. Nada realmente interesante aquí.
Very intense flavor of blackberry and blackcurrant aroma with a very long aftertaste. Very full, rich and concentrated body. Low alcoholic feel and low spiciness. A soft, beautiful and pure black fruit driven garnacha. Better to breath it for a few hours before serving. Have some aging potential.
n - new oak super fresh, lovely perfume a touch more oak - now not overpowering good acidity zingy, lots of life and flavour, really supple then an oaky finish
I drank this with a cold on the way which may have dulled my senses. Buyer from Wine Soc thought the wine didn't see any new oak though to my senses it seemed that there was quite a bit. I've noticed people commenting on earlier vintages that the oak was a a little heavy-handed. I want to try this again. It's got beautiful fruit.