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Borsao Tres Picos Grenache 2014 Wine Review

Borsao Tres Picos Grenache 2014

Borsao Tres Picos Grenache 2014

Campo De Borja D.O., Spain

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 15

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2016-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Borsao

Agent: Charton Hobbs Inc

Natalie's Score: 92/100

This winery is located south of Rioja and is comprised of 100% Garnacha grapes. The Garnacha grapes for this wine grow on old vines, which provides additional concentration and flavour. Great structure. Lots of mocha and dark chocolate aromas on the nose that are then flooded with lusciously ripe black fruit on the palate. Full-bodied and smooth. A rich darkly hued colour in the glass. A long, satisfying finish. Pair with grilled meats. The 2013 vintage of the Tres Picos offers solid value.

Grenache food pairings: veal chops in red wine sauce, turkey tetrazzini, soft cheeses.

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This Borsao Tres Picos Grenache 2014 was reviewed on January 26, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Dianne Sheridan - Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Aromatic with black currants, dark berries, raspberry, chocolate, leather, vanilla with a hint of coffee. Full bodied, smooth and well balanced. Long berry, plum finish with a bit of sweetness at the end. Great value.

Lovely with Blue cheese, aged cheddar.
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A perennial favourite featuring black and red briar, plum skin, cigar tobacco, warm spice and a touch of herb. There is some pepper here as well as pronounced crushed rock on the finish. 91 Points. (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
Kimberly Inksater - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Sweet dark berry, spice , oak and boozy aromas resulting from this old vine, low yield wine. This garnacha (Grenache) is oh so smoot, balancedh, and full bodied. Another great Spanish wine for good value. 15% alcohol. I paired this with 4 year old cheddar. Mmmm.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

An appetizing nose of dark cherries and vanilla. Bright fruity palate gives lots of dark berries, plums, vanilla, mocha and leather. Dry with great acidity and a long dark berry finish. Yum!
Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Made from 100% Spanish garnacha grapes, this wine is dark ruby in colour with aromas of plum, raspberry, tobacco, strawberry jam, mint, dark chocolate and vanilla. The alcohol, acidity and tannins are well balanced. It is full bodied with lots of raspberry, leather and dark chocolate flavour and has a long finish. This will pair well with grilled red meats and strong firm cheeses.
Cora Beaulieu rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Medium Ruby color. Nose of blueberry, blackberry, kirsch, red cherry, vanilla, toffee, and chocolate. With pronounced aromas of wood shavings and a hint of smoke in the background. This wine deserves a little air time - open for at least 20-30 minutes before serving. On the palate this is a dry wine with medium (-) body. Tannins are firm. Flavors of cherry, coffee, chocolate, smoke, and burnt wood dominate this slightly over-oaked wine. Pleasing, medium-long mocha and coffee finish. Perfect for BBQ season with a big juicy steak. We had it with pulled pork and it tasted yummie.
Sharon Prionas rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Ripe fruit and leather with hints of smoke. Strong tannin pull, smooth and spicy, packing a punch at 15%.
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review:

Like drinking raspberry jam…
Presentation: Clean, minimalist, yet fun and artistic
Appearance: Medium-to-dark ruby
Nose: Red fruit (cherries, strawberries), vanilla, oak
Taste: Dry-to-off dry, high tannins, high acidity, full bodied, with notes of sour cherries, raspberry jam, leather, earth, toastiness
Finish: medium cherry and alcohol finish
Overall impression: A fruit forward wine, like drinking raspberry jam, but with noticeable alcohol. Would go well with strong flavoured foods like old or blue cheese and grilled meats
Value: 2.5/5
This old vine Garnacha is made from vineyards that cling to the rugged terrain of the slopes of the Moncayo mountain. Low yields of two tons per acre concentrate the flavour of the grapes. This winery is located south of Rioja and is comprised of 100% Garnacha grapes. The Garnacha grapes for this wine grow on old vines, which provides additional concentration and flavour. This full-bodied Spanish red wine was fermented in stainless steel; half of the wine was matured in small French oak barrels, of which about 40% new, and the remaining half in stainless steel tank. - Community Wine Reviews

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