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2009 Borsao Garnacha

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This Spanish wine comes from the Campo  de Borja region in Aragon. It was picked up at my local wine store, which seems to have an decent selection of  Spanish Wines, that I have had a wonderful time exploring.    Upon doing a little bit of digging on this wine, I found something that seems to hint that while the label says Garnacha it is in fact a blend of 80% Garnacha and 20% Tempranillio.

This wine actually lets a little bit of light through, but it is still a deep royal purple in color.   The aroma is quite woodsy, with hints of cedar, and damp logs.  Its also got a strong aroma of over ripe grapes, and hints of antiseptic.  The taste is much more redeeming, with strong plum notes, with cinnamon and apples.  The finish is wonderful, its a taste only a wine can have, plums and blackberries filling your entire mouth.

This wine despite its potentially off-putting aroma, the taste is quite nice, bold, and mildly complex.   Its a quite stunning wine at a bargain of a price, I will definitely have to pick up a few more bottles at the price of $9 per bottle.

 

Written by winetoremember

June 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Posted in Blend, Red Wine, Spain