Thursday, January 26, 2012

2010 Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Campo de Borja

In the Glass: Deep glass coating purplish red

On the Nose: Cola, plums and asian spices predominantly, with a nice hint of strawberries.

On the Palate: Tongue coating black fruit flavors with a nice finish of leather, licorice and hot pepper at the back of the throat. Strong tannins indicate this wine will age well over the next 3-4 years and smooth out a bit.

Style: Smooth and peppery.

Rating: 89/100. Amazing value at this price!

Price Range: $6.00-8.00. This wine is widely available at wine shops and supermarkets throughout the U.S. and Canada

Comments: Bodegas Borsao has been producing award winning reasonably priced wines based on the Garnacha grape over the last few years. Borsao is the ancient name of the Campo de Borja region, long known for production of Garnacha. Their higher priced Tres Picos label (priced around $13-17) is consistently highly rated by Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator. This 2010 Borsao Garnacha is composed of 85% Garnacha(Grenache grape) and 15% Tempranillo fermented and aged in stainless steel. Aromas of Asian spices, plums and assorted black fruits are suprisingly complex for such a cheap wine. Supple, concentrated and lengthly on the palate, this excellant value should provide enjoyment over the next 4 years. Rated 88 Points Wine Advocate, I'd give it a slightly higher rating with its potential for improvement from further bottle aging. This wine would pair exceptionally well with roast pork dishes, as well as spicy indian curries.

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