Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

Top Value Garnacha Tasted 3/14

6. Celler de Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica Old Vines (2010)

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Previously available for $15.59
85% Garnachas 15% Syrah Hugely aromatic, this explodes in the glass with darkly plummy fruit, sweet licorice candied notes, leather, earth, and candied violet aromas. Soft and compact on entry, there's real depth on the palate here. The tannins sit low in the earthy, licorice driven fruit that is supported by well integrated acids lending this a smooth if slightly chunky feel in the mouth. the fruit is dark, and plummy like the nose, if a bit creamy and dense with violet and boysenberry flavors in the mouth. the tannins really build on the palate, showing a touch of wood tannin on the backend before this fades into a long, minty, medicinal toned finish, which is a little hot. Rich, powerful and a bit on the funky side this lacks a bit of elegance but makes up for that with it extracted, ripe personality. 87pts
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