Sunday, January 14, 2007

2004 Can Blau MONTSANT (Spain)

This wine has a very funky label that is made up primarily of a bunch of diamond shapes arranged into a cross. Very little writing on it.

Anyway, it's excellent. A blend of basically 1/3 each of Carinena, Syrah, and Garnacha, this wine reminds me of a Spanish rendition of a Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel.

Medium dark black ruby. Nose was meaty and leathery at first, but then after 20 minutes or so began to showcase sweet, upfront ripe raspberry and blueberry syrup and wet granite. Soft, yet quite concentrated and balanced, this wine has full body and intense flavors of black raspberries and minerals. Long finish, with a barely perceptible bit of heat showing through at the end. Drinking really well right now. 89. Was about $13.49 at Richard's on South Shepherd (making it a very good value), but also available around $16 at Spec's.

1 comment:

Jim Clarage said...

Tastes like a baby Priorat. Actually this tastes better than most sub $25 priorat's I've had, so at $13 this is a steal. Obviously unfiltered, the residue lingered on my final 2 glasses. Which is fine. I'd be curious how it might age.