|Maud Boulton reviewed this wine as follows:|
Carinena, the largest and oldest of the Aragonese D.O.s, is one of Spain's earliest areas to be demarcated in 1932. It has given its name to the grape of the same name, called the Mazuelo elsewhere in northern Spain and the Carignan in France. The last decade has seen fast development thanks to fusions between small bodegas and cooperatives and the reshaping of wines to modern tastes. The wines have become bigger and bolder and the reds have the characteristic style of Garnacha wines made in hot climates and the 5% Carinena grapes added to these for long ageing help add staying power.
Beso de Vino Seleccion is a blend of 85% Syrah and 15% Garnacha aged for 3 months in French oak. Black cherry and blueberry aromas lead to a dense, plush, savoury wine which finishes with no hard edges. It is shockingly good for the money.