MASIA CARRERAS COSTA BRAVA EMPORADA - 2003
This 14.8% alcohol wine consists mostly of traditional grape varieties from the Grenache and Caignan areas, from well establsighed vines which are between 50 and 80 years old and of small yield. It is a blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Carignan, 5% Tempranillo, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah. The wine was aged in French Allier oak barrels for 18 months and is unclarified and unfiltered.
Dark ruby color with chocolate rum cake, berries and toast on the nose. Flavors of cherry liquor, cocoa, pain grille, black fruit and roses. Smooth with lots of power and finesse and a nice harmonious finish.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
Perhaps a bit young but still really impressive right now. The nose straight out of the bottle is sexy and seductive. This Spanish blend sports the Jorge Ordonez stamp of approval on the label. Retails for around $30.