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Friday, March 15, 2013

Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2010 - Great Garnacha!

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Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2010 - Great Garnacha!
"Tres Picos" - Spanish for buy at least 3 bottles.

100% Garnacha from Campo de Borja, Aragon, Spain.

SRP of $17 and available for as low as $12.

From the bottle:
"The grapes for this exceptional wine were harvested from old vine Garnacha vineyards that cling to rugged terrain on the slopes of the famous Moncayo mountain. Low yields of less than two tons per acre produce a rich deeply colored and aromatic wine with concentrated flavors blackberries, strawberries and nuances of leather, vanilla and plums.

14.5% Alcohol"
Today's wine is another in the long line of excellent and affordable Spanish Garnacha, this time from the Campo de Borja DO, also the source of another Bulk Buy, the Borsao Berola 2008 - Absolutely Fabulous. This area is so renowned for it's excellent old vine Garnacha that according to Wine-Searcher.com the locals have given it the nickname "El Imperio de la Garnacha", or "The Empire of Garnacha". I like it, and I really like this wine.

The 2010 Bodegas Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha begins with a very strong aroma featuring lots of savory, ripe berry fruit (mainly raspberry, blueberry and blackberry) as well as licorice, dried herbs, spice and even a hint of chocolate. My first though on tasting this full-bodied wine was simply, "Yum!". You'll find loads of rich, concentrated, juicy, savory, berry fruit with nice overtones of smoked meat, pepper, oak and spice. Fine, sweet tannins and good acidity round out this tasty and ever so succulent wine. The finish is dry and long and features spicy mineral notes underneath more savory rich fruit that turns a bit tart at the end. Wonderful!

Buy this wine online from our featured sponsor Marketview Liquor or see a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

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


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