Dark in color with a bit of sweetness coming through on the nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some deep rich fruit forward dark berries. On the finish the wine displays some sharp acidity along with some tanins that almost sting the tongue when sipped in it’s own . After some breathing the fruit forward eases and the acidity definitely dies down. I would say this wine is a little to young. The wine is medium in length lingering in the mouth. I would vie it an 88 or so.
From the LCBO web site:
BORSAO TRES PICOS GARNACHA 2010 VINTAGES 273748 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 19.95
Made in: Campo de Borja, Spain By: Bodegas Borsao S.A.
Release Date: Jan 19, 2013
Style: Full-bodied & Smooth Wine, Red Wine 14.5% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content: 5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
Just south of Rioja and inland from the cooling Ebro River, the heat-soaked little Campo de Borja region is home to robust, ripe wines.
One of my favorite offerings from the Bodegas Borsao … Made from 100% Garnacha aged in equal parts stainless steel and French oak, this is the Bodegas Borsao’s interpretation of Chateauneuf du Pape. (But when’s the last time you saw a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape priced at $17 – about 30 years ago?) Deep notes of roasted herbs, sweet black cherries and raspberries, peppers and spice soar from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-tinged wine. Full-bodied, rich, ripe, silky textured, pure and long, this unbelievable value should drink well for 3-4 years. Score – 92. (Robert Parker Jr., erobertparker.com, Oct. 2012)