Bodegas Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2013
|Region||Campo de Borja|
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Tres Picos is the bodegas top cuvée of 100% Grenache from older, head-pruned vines planted on the hillsides of the Moncayo Mountains. Yields were less than two tons of fruit per acre. This was the first of the Grenaches to spend some time in a combination of older French oak barrels (for 10 months) as well as stainless steel. There are 6,000 cases of this outstanding wine. Its dense ruby/purple-tinged color is followed by notes of kirsch liqueur, licorice, pepper and spice box, and a medium to full-bodied, richly fruity, sensual wine with beautiful finesse, complexity and purity. Sometimes Grenache can take on a complex, Pinot Noir-like sensitivity, and this cuvée appears to have done that. Consumers should take advantage of these lovely wines offered at ridiculously low prices. Drink now-2017.
Wine SpectatorThis plush red offers ripe, round fruit flavors of plum and black raspberry, with a sweet frame of chocolate and toasted spice. The tannins are well-integrated, while citrusy acidity lends some backbone. Drink now through 2018.