Can Blau, Red Wine 2018 (Spain)
Producer Notes: Mazuelo’s acidity and tannic structure balances the fruit of Garnacha and Syrah, while a year in French barrels adds toasty oak and spice to balance the rich dark berries. Fresh acidity and mineral notes, and supple tannin. It showcases the best of each varietal, creating a balanced, complex wine.From estate vineyards, averaging 40 years-old, are located at about 2,000 feet along the sloping sides of the Sierra de Montsant. All of the vineyards are dry farmed without use of pesticides or herbicides and the winery is solar-powered. Each varietal is hand-harvested and fermented separately before being transferred to French oak barrels for 12 months aging.
Vinous, 91 Points: “Saturated ruby. Vibrant dark berry, potpourri and licorice scents are complemented by smoky mineral and spice accents. Gently chewy and lively in the mouth, offering pliant blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that deepen and become sweeter with air. Finishes long and spicy, with solid dark fruit thrust and subtle, slow-building tannins that come in late."
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