Argicola de Borja Borsao Tres Picos Grenacha 2008

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winemaker's notes: Deep and sweet Tres Picos Borsao is cherry red in color with a hint of purple tones. In the nose ...

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Bright opaque, with red tree fruits in the nose; in the mouth its bright black cherry, berry and spice and everything nice. I think it loved the p... Read more

Rating 87. Nice very well balanced fruity wine with not much complexity but still an unusually flavor touch. Nose is well balanced. Drinks very wel... Read more

Nose of black cherry fruit with earth and mineral notes. Plush on the palate and richly flavored soft, round berry fruit with a really nice zing. ... Read more

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Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.50 5
05/17/2010

Bright opaque, with red tree fruits in the nose; in the mouth its bright black cherry, berry and spice and everything nice. I think it loved the paprika and chorizo in our paella.

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  • Snooth User: Wolle
    2034221,410
    3.00 5
    12/03/2009

    Rating 87. Nice very well balanced fruity wine with not much complexity but still an unusually flavor touch. Nose is well balanced. Drinks very well. Amazing value, I recommend his


    Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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    5.00 5
    07/04/2010

    Nose of black cherry fruit with earth and mineral notes. Plush on the palate and richly flavored soft, round berry fruit with a really nice zing. Really, REALLY good! - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 7/3/10


    Snooth User: VegasOenophile
    20275912,199
    4.50 5
    01/29/2012

    Big right up front, but quickly becomes lush and smooth drinking. An exemplary grenache with all its best qualities and better yet, affordable and readily available. Delicious! 1/7/12


    Snooth User: r sprezzatura
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    3.50 5
    10/20/2010

    The wine is a deep red/purple color. Aromas of pepper, dark fruit, and chocolate are quite pronounced. It's well-balanced with flavors of dark fruit, vanilla, and mocha. The finish is long, smooth, with a bit of spice.


    Snooth User: ONUMello
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    3.00 5
    11/15/2009

    Dark red fruit with a bit of alcohol on the nose; briar and smoke over top of red fruit on the palate. More tannic than the '07- from less bottle time? Different but still good; same score. (tasted both '07 & '08 on same night)


    Snooth User: scandleriv
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    3.50 5
    06/07/2010

    A very light bodied red with a bit of spice on the tail end. The nose presents raisins and figs but retains a hint of more luscious fruit. The oak is apparent on the palate although by no means a dominant flavor. Balance improves within an hour or two.


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    External Reviews for Argicola de Borja Borsao Tres Picos Grenacha

    External Review
    10/21/2010

    The flagship of this portfolio is the perennially outstanding Tres Picos. The 2008 Tres Picos is 100% Garnacha old vines in which 50% was aged in tank and 50% in French oak for 10 months. It gives up a compelling nose of black cherry fruit that jumps from the glass along with earth and mineral notes. Plush on the palate bordering on voluptuous, this pleasure-bent, full-flavored effort will drink well for another 3-4 years although few will be able to resist its charms for that long. Opaque purple. Exotically perfumed bouquet of dark berry preserves, smoky minerals, potpourri and Indian spices, with a strong note of cracked pepper; smells like a high-end northern Rhone wine. Very spicy and tightly focused, offering juicy red and dark berry flavors and sexy notes of candied flowers and cocoa powder. Finishes with a wallop of sweet red berries and lingering, seductive spiciness; as ridiculous a value as one can find these days. The yield for this wine was reportedly under two tons per acre. Tres Picos, or Three Peaks, ranks as a go-to wine for fans of round, smooth, slightly oaky reds. The bouquet is all mocha and smoky/oaky richness, while the sticky, rich palate deals blackberry and chewy, rooty medicinality. Oaky and spicy late, with licorice and warmth. The best thing is that it's not heavy or overextracted despite being youthful and modern in style. M.S. This modern red offers opulent ripe blackberry and currant fruit framed by toast and cola notes, with a plush texture that remains lively, thanks to well-integrated tannins and good acidity. Drink now through 2014. 5,000 cases imported. -TM


    External Review
    05/14/2012

    The flagship of this portfolio is the perennially outstanding Tres Picos. The 2008 Tres Picos is 100% Garnacha old vines in which 50% was aged in tank and 50% in French oak for 10 months. It gives up a compelling nose of black cherry fruit that jumps from the glass along with earth and mineral notes. Plush on the palate bordering on voluptuous, this pleasure-bent, full-flavored effort will drink well for another 3ndash;4 years although few will be able to resist its charms for that long.


    External Review
    10/08/2009

    Packed with juicy berry fruit, this lush, soft red hails from Campo de Borja, midway between Barcelona and Rioja. It is a very solid choice with barbecue, spicy sauces, and pizza.


    External Review
    05/20/2011

    RP: 91 Points ST: 91 Points WE: 90 Points WS: 89 Points


    External Review
    11/26/2009

    RP: 87 Points


    External Review
    05/19/2011

    The 2001 Borsao Tres Picos, a 5,000-case offering, is Agricola de Borja's top cuvée (packaged in a heavy bottle). It is produced from 100% old vine, mountain-grown Garnacha (Grenache), from yields of less than two tons of fruit per acre. This is a muscular, high acid, medium to full-bodied offering with impressive extract and richness. Give it another 2-4 months to fully open, and drink it over the following 5-6 years. The wine possesses intense raspberry and cherry fruit. It is a remarkable value for $10!


    External Review
    05/18/2010

    The 2008 Monte Oton is more expressive aromatically. Spicy and vibrant on the palate and with a bit more depth and structure, this crowd-pleaser should also drink well for at least another 3-4 years.


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    Winemaker's Notes:

    winemaker's notes: Deep and sweet Tres Picos Borsao is cherry red in color with a hint of purple tones. In the nose there is a boundless bouquet of mature red fruits with traces of flowers that are typical of the best Garnachas. In the mouth it is rich and well-structured simultaneously conveying flavors of blackberries strawberries and tones of leather vanilla and plums. Perfectly combined with a sweet and pleasant tannin Tres Picos Borsao leaves us with a long silky and balanced finish. critical acclaim: "Opaque purple. Exotically perfumed bouquet of dark berry preserves smoky minerals potpourri and Indian spices with a strong note of cracked pepper; smells like a high-end northern Rhone wine. Very spicy and tightly focused offering juicy red and dark berry flavors and sexy notes of candied flowers and cocoa powder. Finishes with a wallop of sweet red berries and lingering seductive spiciness; as ridiculous a value as one can find these days. The yield for this wine was reportedly under two tons per acre." 91 Points International Wine Cellar

    winemaker's notes: Deep and sweet Tres Picos Borsao is cherry red in color with a hint of purple tones. In the nose there is a boundless bouquet of mature red fruits with traces of flowers that are typical of the best Garnachas. In the mouth it is rich and well-structured simultaneously conveying flavors of blackberries strawberries and tones of leather vanilla and plums. Perfectly combined with a sweet and pleasant tannin Tres Picos Borsao leaves us with a long silky and balanced finish. critical acclaim: "Opaque purple. Exotically perfumed bouquet of dark berry preserves smoky minerals potpourri and Indian spices with a strong note of cracked pepper; smells like a high-end northern Rhone wine. Very spicy and tightly focused offering juicy red and dark berry flavors and sexy notes of candied flowers and cocoa powder. Finishes with a wallop of sweet red berries and lingering seductive spiciness; as ridiculous a value as one can find these days. The yield for this wine was reportedly under two tons per acre." 91 Points International Wine Cellar

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