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Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Campo de Borja Monte Oton 2011
Der <strong>Monte Otón</strong> ist am Gaumen fruchtbetont und sehr ausgewogen. Leuchtende rubinrote Farbe mit violetten Schattierungen. Frische Himbeer- und Erdbeeraromen mit feinen, floralen Nuancen. Dieser sortenreine, spanische Wein aus der Region DO Campo de Borja zeigt eine gute Struktur, mit einem reichhaltigen, weichen Abgang. Ein typischer Wein der Garnacha Frucht.
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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.
Two and a half glasses
Lovely velvet burgundy color - strong aromas of berries - heavy taste tones of blackberries - pleasant to drink, seemingly light to medium body
My local wine shop sells this for $5 a bottle. It's a steal.
Hard to go wrong with a Garnacha. They're very cheap and they've got all the boldness and fire one expects from a good Spanish wine. This one was no exception. Less sweet than a Rioja or Tempranillo. Has a bitterness and mineral quality to it. I can imagine that it really was grown in the desert at the foot of a mountain.
External Reviews for Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Campo de Borja Monte Oton
Opaque ruby. Black raspberry and cracked pepper on the nose, plus a hint of rose. Tangy, focused red berry flavors show good energy and betray no rough edges. The spicy note repeats on the nicely persistent, juicy finish. This is an incredible value.
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.
Round and juicy, showing rich, ripe cherry and raspberry fruit, with sweet vanilla accents, light tannins and just enough acidity to keep it all lively. Drink now through 2014.
Tasted blind, we found good value in this Spanish Garnacha. Interesting aromas and flavors of peppermint, anise, geranium, wet grass, dark tea, and berry briar. Like a stroll in the forest. In the mood for something unique?
This lean red offers cherry, herbal, mint and tobacco flavors in a supple texture over firm tannins. Nervy and intense, with a slightly green edge. Garnacha. The better of two bottles. Drink now.
Hereandrsquo;s another good value red from Borsao. Itandrsquo;s about as potent and packed a wine as youandrsquo;ll find for $7, and while itandrsquo;s jumpy, young and aggressive, itandrsquo;s also full of jammy black fruit, sticky extraction and firm tannins. A classic mouthfiller with spunk, color and heft.
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. 5,000 cases imported. -TM 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. Here's another good value red from Borsao. It's about as potent and packed a wine as you'll find for $7, and while it's jumpy, young and aggressive, it's also full of jammy black fruit, sticky extraction and firm tannins. A classic mouthfiller with spunk, color and heft. M.S.
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