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Weekly Wine – Beso de Vino

12 Feb

SONY DSCBeso de Vino Old Garnacha
2011
Spain
750ml
13.5% ABV
$9.95 (LCBO)
A few weeks ago I wrote that I had a new favourite grape – Garnacha. Well here it is again. In a different bottle this time. This bottle has a whimsical label – A bull kissing a glass of wine. It might actually be just a cow but since it is Spanish wine I think it might just be a bull. The wine is great. It has good flavour with no harsh overtones and no unpleasant after taste. I was partaking this while making some pizza and lo and behold, most of the bottle just disappeared before the pizza hit saw the inside of the oven. This is a very nice wine suitable for any occasions where there are no wine snobs. They might find something to quibble about. But for most of the world of wine drinkers this is just a fantastic bottle to be shared.
Or not.

 

 

 

Weekly Wine – Garnacha

5 Jun

SONY DSCBeso De Vino Old Garnacha
2009
Spain
750ml
13% ABV
$9.95 (LCBO)
Garnacha.jpg
A corked wine is a rarity these days. Well at this price point anyways. So if you want to impress with a reasonably priced wine — here’s one. And it’s Spanish. Not the “new world” stuff. To underscore that it is old world it has what I assume to be a conquistador on the label. It might be a crusader. It might be Sir Lancelot – but probably isn’t.
This wine impresses not just with the cork, providence or label. It is a good wine. It got 89 points with The Wine Advocate. “Stunning value,” says Jay Miner. This is all on a label on the throat. I’m not sure who Jay is but I know that The Wine Advocate is a magazine.
I’m assuming 89 is a good rating. Would I give it 11 points shy of perfection? (I’m assuming the scale is based on a score out of 100. I could check but it is late and I’m drinking wine and writing. I’m not going to interrupt my flow by searching for facts.)
You get a hint of the sulphites. The wine comes in strong but mellows out nicely on the second and third taste. It is a nice wine. I am not used to hyperbole so I would not go so far as to call this wine stunning or judge it just shy of perfection. This wine is good. A very suitable bottle to take to any event — or to drink late at night, alone, while writing.