A winner given its quality-to-price quotient. This smells earthy, dark and harmonious, with black plum and berry aromas leading the charge. It feels racy, juicy and full, with giant raspberry, plum, vanilla, tobacco and licorice flavors. It’s textured on the finish, with bright, lasting flavors. Drink now.
Warm and smooth, with aromas of fresh dill, spiced cherries, mulled earth and more. The palate has a full, stacked feel with well-oaked flavors of vanilla, toffee and earthy berries. Finishes chewy, with complexity and light flavors of caramel and tobacco. Ready to drink.
An impressive Montsant blend of Grenache, Cabernet and Syrah with a purple color and friendly black fruit aromas. Not overly complex but deeply drawn and balanced. The plum, fresh raisin and blackberry flavors are smooth and structured, and overall flavor and liveliness are key attributes. Drink now through 2012.
Translucent in color, yet clean and reserved. Aromas of pie cherries and other red fruits are solid, while the red fruit and herb flavors are more than good. If there’s an issue here, it’s that the wine lacks depth and complexity. On the surface it’s satisfying and competent, but among the best wines from Montsant it’s just a face in the crowd. Imported by USA Wine…