Wednesday, September 28, 2011

2009 "Picos del Montgo" Old Vines GARNACHA (Carinena, Spain)

Raspberries, raspberries, raspberries.  This wine has a one-track mind, but I'm not arguing.  It's delicious and cheap.

Deep and vibrant ruby with violet highlights.  The nose of this wine is buckets of super pure, ripe, tangy oozing raspberries.  Unbelievable purity.  Lively and full-bodied, this wine features perfectly ripe, balanced raspberry fruit along with juts a wee bit of dry, minerally, stony gravel.  Finish is decently long but very pure, with some soft tannin on display.  Not complex, and lacking just a bit of concentration in the second half of the palate, but otherwise a real kick to sniff and drink.  Drink over the next 12-18 months.  B+.  Imported by Regency Wine Group (a California outfit I've never heard of), I got this from World Marketplace on Richmond near the West Loop for about $9 and change.

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