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Professional Ratings: 90 The Wine Advocate
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14%
Item no. 121260
Medium-deep cherry red with garnet highlights and dense, persistent legs. Attractive, highly intense aromas: notes of red fruits, raspberries and flowers. Aeration reveals cedar, spicy and smoky notes, anise and red pepper, evoking its time in the cask, plus the slight sweetness of candied fruit and mineral notes. Unctuous and full-bodied. Mature tannins are immediately apparent on the palate and linger in the mouth. Balanced acidity. Long, pleasant finish with hints of cherry sweets.
Blend: 35% Tempranillo, 30% Garnacha, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Syrah
The red wines begin with the 2009 Gotim Bru, a perennial Best Buy in this journal. It is a blend of 5 grapes featuring 35% Tempranillo and 30% Garnacha aged for 10 months in French and American oak. Aromas of underbrush, brier, spice box, lavender, and assorted black fruits leads to a mouth-filling wine with good balance, some complexity, and 1-2 years of aging potential (not that there is any reason to defer gratification).