Cellers Can Blau

Mas de Can Blau Cariñena Blend

9.283 ratings
8.98 pro ratings
Montsant, Tarragona, Catalunya, Spain
Cariñena, Syrah, Garnacha
Lamb, Paella
Top Notes For
Corey Zamora, CSW

Balanced for as big as this wine is. Medium plus tannin, medium minus acid balance this powerhouse out. Big fruit and some nice vegetal notes

Balanced for as big as this wine is. Medium plus tannin, medium minus acid balance this powerhouse out. Big fruit and some nice vegetal notes

1 person found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2015
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.0

2006 vintage. In its youth, the lofty oak treatment shaded the fruit, but not anymore. Integrated toasty oak intermingles with luxury leather, ripe yet fresh fruit (just entering its maturity phase), slatey minerality and hints of spice. Despite all of the above, it behaves sort of one dimensional.

2006 vintage. In its youth, the lofty oak treatment shaded the fruit, but not anymore. Integrated toasty oak intermingles with luxury leather, ripe yet fresh fruit (just entering its maturity phase), slatey minerality and hints of spice. Despite all of the above, it behaves sort of one dimensional.

Jul 10th, 2016
Mark Maruszak

Awesome powerful wine. Inky dark, smokey, spice, dark berries, candid violets. Monster tannin.

Awesome powerful wine. Inky dark, smokey, spice, dark berries, candid violets. Monster tannin.

Oct 20th, 2015
Zak Kilson

If you're unfamiliar with the term "beast-mode", you will likely find a picture of this bottle of wine next to its definition. This wine is a monster. 15% alcohol, and as deep and complex as you would expect. Juan Gil family have really nailed it with this one.

If you're unfamiliar with the term "beast-mode", you will likely find a picture of this bottle of wine next to its definition. This wine is a monster. 15% alcohol, and as deep and complex as you would expect. Juan Gil family have really nailed it with this one.

Oct 28th, 2014
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

8.6

2004. Big, brawny, large and in charge.

2004. Big, brawny, large and in charge.

Nov 25th, 2013
ESF
9.5

Tour de Force, absolutely black, so inky & dense, so brooding with layers upon layers of liqueur like black/blue fruit, just gobs of rich extracted macerated fruit w/distinct vein of minerality, licorice, mocha, smoke, hedonistic, light dusting of sweet baking spices, couldn’t pull our noses out of the glass, and the palate just reinforced everything… just massive, wave after wave of richness, a bit of heat from the hi ABV is my only minor deduction. Showed power & grace, masculine, structured w/lengthy caressing finish. This could go 20+ yrs, it’s just a baby.

Tour de Force, absolutely black, so inky & dense, so brooding with layers upon layers of liqueur like black/blue fruit, just gobs of rich extracted macerated fruit w/distinct vein of minerality, licorice, mocha, smoke, hedonistic, light dusting of sweet baking spices, couldn’t pull our noses out of the glass, and the palate just reinforced everything… just massive, wave after wave of richness, a bit of heat from the hi ABV is my only minor deduction. Showed power & grace, masculine, structured w/lengthy caressing finish. This could go 20+ yrs, it’s just a baby.

Nov 19th, 2022
Neal Ferry

Extremely Good, this has Muzuelo, Syrah, and Garnacha in it….never heard of the 1st 3rd of it….

Extremely Good, this has Muzuelo, Syrah, and Garnacha in it….never heard of the 1st 3rd of it….

Aug 16th, 2022
Deborah M

Big inky wine. Balanced and well made but something was lacking for me with this one.

Big inky wine. Balanced and well made but something was lacking for me with this one.

May 26th, 2022
Ray Vanderhoff

This is a Gil Family offering. Blend of Mazuelo (35%), Garnacha (35%) and Syrah (30%). Dark inky color. Black and blueberry aromas with notes of iodine, black licorice and smoke. Intense dark cherry and blueberry flavors with hints of baking spices and purple flowers. Aged for 18 months in French oak. Smooth texture and fine tannins. Ripe, plush and bold. Outstanding Southern Spanish Red Blend!

This is a Gil Family offering. Blend of Mazuelo (35%), Garnacha (35%) and Syrah (30%). Dark inky color. Black and blueberry aromas with notes of iodine, black licorice and smoke. Intense dark cherry and blueberry flavors with hints of baking spices and purple flowers. Aged for 18 months in French oak. Smooth texture and fine tannins. Ripe, plush and bold. Outstanding Southern Spanish Red Blend!

Aug 19th, 2021
Chris Erkel

Really good Spanish blend. Great value

Really good Spanish blend. Great value

Jan 2nd, 2020