Bodegas Breca Old Vine Granacha 2012, Spain 

My Rating 85 Points.   

Price $16. 
Deep ruby in color with a purple rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black currants, cherries, plums, vanilla, oak, acetone, green pepper, earth, pencil lead, forest floor, peppercorn and spices.

Full-bodied and rich, with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Earthy and fruit forward on the palate, with blackberries, blueberries, plums, cherries, wood, tobacco, licorice, vanilla, aluminum, earth, forest floor, nail polish remover, cinnamon, chocolates, coffee, bell pepper, spices and lots of peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with angular tannins and black pepper.

This 100% Granacha from Spain, is drinkable now, but will be better in a year or two.
Nice mouth feel and balanced, except for the huge tannins that evolved after two hours in a decanter.
Surprisingly, this was good right out of the bottle, but much more complex when it opened up. A good wine to accompany food, but also great just by itself, as I had it.

Grapes are hand picked and grown at 3000 ft elevation, in 100 year old Vines, on gravel and slate soils.

15.5% alcohol by volume.


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