2008 Esencia de Monte, cencibel, vinos de terrunos, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla, Spain
Lucious wine all around with a wonderful nose full of dark fruits and oaky spice with hints of warm sandelwood insence. This carried over to the mouth which was a near perfect balance of jammy dark blackberries and gentle yet chewy tannins! The finish was long and saticfying with notes of dark mocha running down the middle. This bottle was number two of a thank you gift.
Bonus shot from day two of this vino and was even better:2004 Fire Block, Old Vine Grenache, Clare Valley, Australia
Holy crap this is an amazing wine for the the price...$20.99 at the grapes and with my discount even better
If you didn't read it on the label you wold never know: 1) that this grenache hails from AUstralia and not Spain and 2) the it's 16.5% ABV!!! It is such a smooth and lucious pour with an amazing nose and a body full of ripe red fruits and warm comforting spices. I'm embarrased to admit that I killed this bottle, by myself, in a single sitting it was that good. The GF was a let down but I told her I'd grab another...and another...and another
I could go on but words just will not do this bottle justice. So, if you come across one, get it!