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Alto Moncayo Veraton Garnacha from 2009 for 26 euro

Wine tipsPosted by Per-Olof Diderot Sat, November 12, 2011 19:35:13

A Spanish wonder!
A while ago I wrote about Robert Parker scouting for the wine future and the new brilliant wine star in our universe. Spanish wines evolve qualitatively with rocket speed. And here is living proof.

In November, the Swedish monopoly Systembolaget released a new vintage of my favorite Alto Moncayo Veraton. It is produced by the Australian winemaker Chris Ringland from Barossa Valley. He takes his wine know-how over the ocean to tame the Spanish bull grape Garnacha.

Dark as bull blood and the scent of fresh pepper, vanilla and plums promise well. The taste is muscular but still fine balanced and despite the youth, lovely to drink now. Taste of vanilla, blackberry, chocolate, lovely fresh black pepper and plum. A perfect wine for this weekend's Serrano ham with a nutty character or a juicy sirloin steak with buttery aromas. A bargain wine to drink for many years to come. Viva España!

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