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Community Tasting Notes (20) Avg Score: 85.4 points

  • Blackened red color with a strong nose of licorice and alcohol. Peppery with cherry and decent smoothness. Steps below en fuego. But for $6-$7, can compete with wines up to double the cost.

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  • Initial aroma of cherries and exhibited a sharp tannic edge. After the wine opened up, the black cherry fruit flavors rounded off and the wine was more balanced. Short fruit finish.

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  • Pepper on the nose, and deep plum and berries, good balance, very full.

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  • Clear purple, of medium intensity. There are no signs of ageing or fading. Fairly thick and dark legs. The nose is clean, of medium plus intensity. Pleasant aromas of black fruit (black cherries) and spice (liquorice). The nose is developing, although still very primary. The flavors are consistent with the nose, with black cherry, liquorice and pepper. The palate is dry, but appears to verge to off-dry due to its fruit-forward nature and high alcohol. The acidity, tannins are medium whereas the alcohol, body, flavor intensity and length are all medium plus. The acidity, which is remarkeable for this style of wine, helps keep it all together. This is a good, very well made wine, which can be drunk now but has potential for improving with age for another year or so. It is reported to be 100% Garnacha, but it really tastes like it might have some darker varietal in it. Maybe this is what old vine, mountain-grown Garnacha from volcanic soils is supposed to taste like. The amazing thing is that what we are really talking about is a wine that retails at $8-$10. This punches well above its price point and is an outstanding value.

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  • Sweet, ripe red fruit with sweet tobacco; EtOH palate, red fruit, overwhelming. 85

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