This is an extraordinary wine from a relatively unknown region, Calatayud in the Province of Zaragoza. Made from 100% garnacha, one of Spain’s best grape varieties and being grown on old bush vines many of which are between 50 & 100 years old these are good quality grapes which produce a quality bottle of wine.
On the nose this wine is deep and intriguing. It offers so much, it is loaded with ripe fruit such as damsons, blackberries, blueberries and jeweled fruits. There are some well integrated spices plus some lovely floral touches with a leather undertone.
The palate has depth to it with all the aromas opening up superbly followed with the addition of lovely ripe red berry fruits. It has a lovely earthy tone to it which is enhanced by its soft lush body and elegant structure.
This wine really delivers especially for the its price point. Do decant this wine as it does need a bit of time and it makes a dramatic transformation from a light to lush wine.
Available from O’Brien’s Wines €15.99