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Friday, November 30, 2012

Borsao Berola 2008 - Absolutely Fabulous

BULK BUY!

Borsao Berola 2008 - Absolutely Fabulous
Smooth, Smoky and Spicy

70% Garnacha, 20% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from Campo de Borja, Aragon, Spain.

SRP of $14 and available for as low as $11. Purchased.

From the bottle:
"Borsao berola: A careful blending of 70% Garnacha, 20% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from mountain vineyards 550 to 700 metres above the sea gives this wine a deep red color with tones of pomegranate. The complex and full nose is a product of a perfect marriage of varietal character. The wine spends ten months in French and American oak barrels and a further fourteen months in the bottle. Full bodied, tightly structured with a pleasant and lingering finish. Best consumed at 68° F.

14.5% Alcohol"
Garnacha, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

There's this way: Evodia Old Vines Garnacha 2010 - A Simply Superb Bulk Buy!

And this way: Las Rocas Garnacha 2009 - Garnacha Love

And then there's this way: Los Dos Grenache + Syrah 2010 - Another Spanish Wonder

And then there's today.

The 2008 Bodegas Borsao Berola begins with an absolutely fabulous bouquet of beautiful blueberry, blackberry, smoked meat, vanilla, anise, violet and more. I'm a sucker for a good aroma and this is a wonderfully complex one. In fact, I'd be happy just to smell it! Luckily tasting the wine does not disappoint after the high bar set by the bouquet. This is a smooth, smoky and spicy wine with dark ripe fruit and very soft tannins. It ends with more blackberry and plum and continued peppery spice with just a hint of tobacco at the very end of the dry, long finish. DELICIOUS!

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 9              Cost Rating: 7
Overall Rating: 8.5


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