A friend brought over a Tablas Creek Grenache, and I thought it would be interesting to open this bottle for comparison.
The nose is of saturated ripe plum, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and fresh herb. The palate is rich but not thick, plush but not showy, with fine balance between the round acidity and fresh herbs and the savory lightly extracted dark fruit. Powdery tannins.
It seems to be more refined that the Clio (from the same winemaker) at this young stage. Same deliciousness. — 8 days ago
Saw the other note about Big Top— this bottle also from Big Top some years ago for $6. It started out rough, but after 30-40 minutes it’s pretty darn amazing. — a day ago
Very dry, sharp, very good. Like a sharp cab sav — 8 days ago
Perfect balance of grenache and syrah, the fruitiness was not yet fully available upon first opening. I would wait another 6 months or a year and/or leave the bottle open overnight. Good work. Great appellation. — 10 days ago
Delicious and complex, but not overwhelming. Easy to drink. 85% tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% mazuela. Good with strong cheese or beef. Dry. — 3 days ago
Peach and berries on the nose, light fruit and minerals, easy drinking delicious rose. — 25 days ago
Fantastic wine. Vanilla finish with notes of ripe cherries. — 7 days ago
this is trendy expression of Garnacha. fresh red fruits dominate the nose. Alcohol is high but it taste not hot, underpinned by well balancing acidity. Length is long with herbal lift. — 23 days ago
Full of energy, electrifying! ⚡️ — a day ago
I really enjoyed branching out and I liked this Spanish Red. — 25 days ago