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Wines from Catalunya

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90
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Clos Mont-Blanc 2009 Xipella Red (Catalunya)

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  1. $15
This is extremely fruity, with an exotic bouquet of blueberry, cardamom, nutmeg and earth aromas. It feels smooth, collected and fairly rich, with savory, lightly baked flavors of black fruit. The finish remains savory, where graham cracker sweetness and roasted qualities dominate.  — M.S.  (12/31/2012)
89
points

Bodegas 1898 2005 Campo Lindo Gran Selección Old Wine Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon (Catalunya)

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This Old World-style blend comes across medium in body, with an emphasis on dry red fruits. The nose is earthy and a touch leafy smelling, with vanilla shadings and lots of plum and berry. In the mouth, it’s crisp and focused given its age, with raspberry, plum and strawberry flavors. A light finish with fading cherry notes is a good close. Drink through 2014.  — M.S.  (10/1/2013)
89
points

Torres 2005 Malena Garnacha (Catalunya)

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  1. $10
Purple in color, with a sweet, fragrant bouquet featuring mostly plum and strawberry but also a touch of rusticity. Bold and full of cherry-cola flavors, while the feel is downright plush and proper. A very nice (and new to the market) wine from Torres; and there’s no knocking its value qualifications.  — M.S.  (12/15/2006)
88
points

Bodegas 1898 2011 Campo Lindo Tradicional Tempranillo (Catalunya)

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  1. $12
This Tempranillo is loaded up front, with berry, earth, cola and spice aromas. It feels good, maybe a bit edgy and aggressive, with cherry, raspberry, plum and pretty much every dark-fruit flavor that exists. The finish is long and solid, with grating tannins.  — M.S.  (5/1/2013)
88
points

Bodegas 1898 2008 Campo Lindo Crianza Tradicional Cabernet Sauvignon-Tempranillo (Catalunya)

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A focused bouquet of red-fruit scents, minerality and leather is pleasing and inviting. The palate feels tight and focused, with a mix of dried plum, raspberry, spice and herbal flavors. Spiciness continues onto the finish, which is dry, structured and solid in feel.  — M.S.  (10/1/2013)
88
points

Bodegas 1898 2008 Ramón Roqueta Crianza Cabernet Sauvignon-Tempranillo (Catalunya)

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Minerally aromas combine with red apple, prune, raspberry and dry spice notes to form a nice bouquet. This is fresh, crisp and a bit tangy in feel, with plum, red apple and citrus-like flavors. A fresh, comfortable finish solidifies this wine’s value credentials.  — M.S.  (10/1/2013)
88
points

Torres 2009 Coronas Tempranillo (Catalunya)

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This Tempranillo is more traditional than modern. The nose is crisp, with a hint of tomato, clay and dry herbs along with plum and berry aromas. The palate shows proper grip and honest flavors of leafy berry, carob, earth and prune. It’s short on the finish but perfectly good overall.  — M.S.  (6/1/2013)
88
points

Albet I Noya 2011 Petit Albet Made with Organic Grapes Tempranillo-Garnacha (Catalunya)

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  1. $12
For a $12 wine, this blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha is clean on the bouquet, with cherry and raspberry aromas leading the way. The feel is vibrant and bouncy, while flavors of red berry, plum and light oak set up a chocolaty finish with dry spice and mild buttery flavors.  — M.S.  (5/1/2013)
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