For $10 this is a serious, powerful Garnacha with concentration and purity. The palate feels both crisp and lifted as well as dense and concentrated. There’s quality to the flavor profile, which offers rubbery, dense blueberry along with blackberry. Rarely does a value-priced wine show this much weight and texture.
Easy to dismiss at first because it’s a bit acrid and raspy on the nose. But patience will be rewarded; the palate provides burnt apple and toast flavors, while the finish is alive with herb, pepper and smoke notes. Not a familiar style, so it’s hard to grasp. Interesting for Macabeo. Imported by Esser Wines, Ltd.
Aromas of pine, rubber and rhubarb are austere, and so is the rest of the wine. The palate is run by acidity, which is sharp and scouring. Flavors are tart and underdone, with pie cherry and red raspberry. Sheering but admittedly cleansing, with surprising sourness.