Smells a little of those candied cigarettes or the baseball card stick back in the day..
Starts of as a little lighter style of Grenache, until the grape skins kick in - then the onslaught of basil, hay, licorice, with a unripe raspberry and some bitter Eastern European plum.
A bold sipper, in that there is much to talk about, especially while chewing on the acidity.
Wine from Madrid., a city I hope to see again..
— 9 days ago
Good for a couple of short glasses, not the whole bottle in one evening as it loses its sweetness on about the second glass. Much nicer cold than allowed to come to room temperature. — 3 days ago
Very pale ruby lightly cloudy color. Almost seems like a Rosé. Very Pinot Noirish #Garnacha #Spain #spanishwine with Coravin it didn’t express all its nuances. Once uncorked it had fine red fruit and cedar and sweet smoke aromas and flavors. Interesting. — 16 days ago
Delicious. Much better than I was expecting. Not too sweet with just a hint of hibiscus and ginger. Fantastic for an impromptu afternoon on the beach. — 2 days ago
Here we have 1st class Garnacha. Very pure red. On nose this has raspberry, strawberry, cherry, some herbs and licorice. Clearly a uptoned note. On palate this has cool but sweet fruit with red berries, spicy note and minerality. Tannins are very fine grape ned and start to add grip towards the end. Excellent fruit acid balance. Medium+ length that ends on pure cherry and red apple peel notes. Highly enjoyable and food friendly wine. Total class — 2 days ago
A great wine with pure seduction in nose and taste with Garnacha eleganza🇪🇸 — 10 days ago
Huge fan of this magnificent - and curiously inexpensive - wine made on the calcareous clay terroir of Penedes, Spain. 85% Xarel-lo (white grape of Spanish origin, specifically grown in Catalonia), 10% Chardonnay and 5% Muscat of Alexandria. An aromatic mouthful of fleshy peach, lilies, lemon zest (and a few other descriptors I’m still noodling on), with the perfect lick of salinity from the optimal altitude of 300-500m terrain. Two different people have recently said to me “You can’t have both” when I’ve asked for an aromatic wine with good minerality... l’d like to call bullshit on their bullshit and put this on the table, or an Albariño for that matter. Medium bodied, balanced, with a silky texture (yes, silky) and at just €13 a bottle you’re set for a delicious evening. Old world wine makers pursuing tradition and not convention. Never conform to the demand. UP UP UP!! — a month ago