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Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Campo de Borja Monte Oton 2009

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J n j 8.99

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Bodegas Borsao:
Although the history of the city of Borja takes us back to the beginnings of the Paleolithic period, it wasn’t until the 4th century before Christ, in the heart of the Celtiberian period, when thanks to classical and numismatic written sources the name of this village came to light: Bursao. With the passing through Bursao of different civilizations like the Romans, Visigothic Hispania and th... Read more
Although the history of the city of Borja takes us back to the beginnings of the Paleolithic period, it wasn’t until the 4th century before Christ, in the heart of the Celtiberian period, when thanks to classical and numismatic written sources the name of this village came to light: Bursao. With the passing through Bursao of different civilizations like the Romans, Visigothic Hispania and the Muslims we have inherited architectural remains and above all, the natural inclination of its people towards agriculture and more particularly viniculture. Of equal importance was the implementation of artisanal techniques that today endure as living proof of the cultural richness of the former Bursao today known as Borja. During the I and II centuries, before our time, it used to mint bronze coins, ases and dividers as a symbol of its autonomy. On the obverse of the as we can see a celtiberian rider armed with a lance, riding on the writing of the name of the city in the native alphabet. The emblem adopted by the winery as a sign of identity. Read less

Member Reviews for Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Campo de Borja Monte Oton

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Snooth User: Wine Surfer
186988305
0.00 5
04/27/2013

J n j 8.99


Snooth User: austinbirdman
75382915
3.50 5
05/23/2011

Fascinating wine at this price. Light wine with great berry fruit at the front quickly followed by dry, metallic and peppery tannins. Very few wines at this price are so complex, managing fruitiness with dryness, a start with a finish. In some ways Monte Oton calls to mind a bastard (in a good way) Pinot Noir with the dryness of a thin Pinot and the berry mouth of a heavier one. The metallic twang after the first taste of fruit is one of the wine's most notable effects. I found this totally enjoyable.


Snooth User: Nathan P
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2.50 5
09/25/2010

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Campo de Borja Monte Oton

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Plump and velvety, this fruity red offers plum, blackberry and tangerine flavors, accented with vanilla and licorice. Not muscular, but generous. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
10/27/2010

Bright, juicy Grenache from the producers of Tres Picos. Lush, spicy fruit will complement any meat dish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

[No tasting note was given.]


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/11/2011

WS: 87 Points RP: 87 Points WE: 86 Points


External Review
12/15/2012

The wine shows bright and full Garnacha notes of ripe black fruits, as well as raisins, blueberries, and plums, and it's even showing some overripeness. The mouth and finish are warm and relatively gentle. Drink now or in the next several years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2009 Monte Oton, also 100% Garnacha, is a step up. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it is richer, denser, and more layered than the Vina Borgia. Drink it over the next 2-3 years. Bodegas Borsao has long been known for high quality value-priced wines and the current releases are no exception.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

On the spot and sweet, with black cherry and roundness on the nose. Plays above its price league via ripe plum and berry flavors, bounce, body and build. Whole, concentrated and shows good structure, depth and character. About as good as inexpensive Garnache gets.


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