Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos 2013
Item Number: 18898
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Item Number: 18898
Stephen Tanzer 91
"(half fermented in stainless steel and the other half in French oak, followed by ten months of aging in French oak): Vivid purple. Fresh cherry, blackberry and incense on the highly perfumed nose. Lush, sweet and broad on the palate, offering fleshy blueberry and floral pastille flavors that turn spicier with air. Closes on a sweet note of spicy oak, with supple tannins, very good tenacity and a touch of fruitcake."
Wine Advocate 90
"The 2013 Tres Picos is the bodegas top cuve?e of 100% Grenache from older, head-?pruned vines planted on the hillsides of the Moncayo Mountains. Yields were less than two tons of fruit per acre. This was the first of the Grenaches to spend some time in a combination of older French oak barrels (for 10 months) as well as stainless steel. There are 6,000 cases of this outstanding wine. Its dense ruby/purple-?tinged color is followed by notes of kirsch liqueur, licorice, pepper and spice box, and a medium to full-?bodied, richly fruity, sensual wine with beautiful finesse, complexity and purity. Sometimes Grenache can take on a complex, Pinot Noir-?like sensitivity, and this cuve?e appears to have done that. Consumers should take advantage of these lovely wines offered at ridiculously low prices. Drink now-?2017. One of my favorite value wineries, Bodegas Borsao was founded in 1958 and Jorge Ordon?ez has been bringing these wines into America since he started his company, Fine Estates From Spain, in 1987. He literally put the Campo de Borja appellation on the map, and has done much to encourage consumer attraction to the Grenache grape that is grown in abundance. This winery owns 3,700+ acres of vines, one-?third planted with Grenache and the rest Tempranillo, Viura, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mazuelo. All the vineyards are planted at relatively high elevations above 1,300 feet. The soils tend to be poor in organic material, but high in chalk/limestone intermixed with sand, iron and gravel. The hallmark of the Borsao wines are their unmanipulated, fresh, lively fruit character." ~Rated by Robert Parker
Bold & Fruit Forward - Even though it's a high alcohol red (15%!) it doesn't hit you hard like some (I like Molly Dooker, but a few are tough to swallow... literally.) Fruity on the nose, cherry, chocolate, intense but not overwhelming. Smooth and almost sweet. Shocked at how much better it got as it opened up. Totally worth it for the price. I'm a fan.
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