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Professional Ratings: 90 The Wine Advocate, 90 International Wine Cellar
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Alcohol By Volume: 14%
Item no. 114216
This peculiar soil and climate of Campo de Borja give this wine a special character. The grapes come from the best hillside vineyards planted with the oldest Garnacha vines.
The 2008 Granate is old vine Garnacha but was aged for 10 months in new French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it delivers an alluring nose of smoke, Asian spices, lavender, and black cherry. This leads to a round, opulent, concentrated Garnacha that is all about pleasure. Drink this outstanding value over the next 6 years.
Inky ruby. Intense, floral-accented aromas of redcurrant, raspberry and Asian spices; smells like pinot to me. Bright, sharply focused red fruit flavors stain the palate, lifted by a spicy note. Very fresh (this has a pH of 3.4), with very good finishing clarity and length. These vines sit at 650 to 700 meters altitude, which no doubt contributes to the fruit's brightness.