Weekly Wine – Castillo de Monseran

29 Jan

????????Castillo de Monseran Garnacha
2012
Spain
750ml
12.5
% ABV
$9.95 (LCBO)

I have a new favourite grape. I used to, and still am, a big fan of the Malbec grape. I have never had a wine with this grape that I did not like.
Now I also am a fan of this Garnacha grape. This wine did it for me. What a nice wine. It is smooth, flavourful and very pleasant to drink with a meal, just simply watching lazy snowflakes fall on frozen ground, or watching a capital city burn through the magic of the Internet – I’m watching you Kyiv.
The wine does have a little bit of after taste, but it kicks in long after the wine has exited the esophagus and just at the right time that you would like another taste of the wine. So it is really not much of a problem after all. And the after taste is not really unpleasant – it is a hallmark of most inexpensive wines. Wines that have not aged, were never designed to age, were fermented with the expressed intent to provide a good product at a reasonable price.
Value.
This wine is value, as are most wines that I try in the under 10 dollar bracket. You really have to spend a considerable amount more to be able to taste and feel the difference in quality.

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