Thursday, April 3, 2014

Weekly Wine Review - Spanish Red - 2010 Bodegas Breca Garnacha Old Vines

Not much of a story behind today's wine review... I was at Total Wine & More... Saw a Spanish wine I've never tried... bought it! Doesn't need to be more complex than that!

Wine: 2010 Bodegas Breca Garnacha Old Vines
Region: Calatayud, Aragon, Spain
Grape Varieties: Garnacha (Grenache)
Obtained from: Purchased at Total Wine & More
Price: $18.00
Wino4Life Category: Everyday Wine
Aeration before tasting: Just a swirl or two, no special aeration.

Cork Condition: Natural Cork - no defects or issues.
Appearance: Wine is clear, dark (dark) purple core/center with a pinkish rim.
Aroma: Dark, cooked fruits like black cherry.  Also some licorice, cola, oak, and a bit of pepper.
Taste: Lots of big fruit flavor.  A good amount of tannins with nicely balanced acid. Full bodied - this one comes in at over 15% alcohol - but doesn't taste too "hot" from that level of alcohol. A nice long finish, quite delicious. 

The Grade: I give this one an A.  This is a wine that could stand some more aging or a day's worth of decanting. Assuming that would tame the tannins and accentuate the big fruit flavors, I think this is a great wine, especially for under $20.

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