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Borsao Joven Seleccion Tinto Garganega Shiraz ­ Tempranillo /Spain 2008

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Auge: kirschrot, Hauch von Granat, tiefes Rubinrot; Nase: intensiv, perfekte Kombination der Früchte und der Vielfältigkeit mit Vanille und weiche Tannine nach Eiche; Gaumen: intensiv, fleischig, gut strukturiert mit einem angenehmen Abgang

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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 Borsao Joven Seleccion Tinto Garganega Shiraz ­ Tempranillo /Spain

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Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
2.00 5
12/06/2010

Bright violet, aromas of red stone fruits, orange peel and spice, with flavor notes of dried plums, red berries and cellar floor primed with alcohol. Unbalanced, disappointing effort from a consistent value producer.

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Snooth User: r sprezzatura
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3.00 5
06/17/2010

Medium-bodied Garnacha with red cherry tastes. Mild tannins and a hint of spice and vanilla. I paid $6.95 recently. A great value.


Snooth User: Fenderbaum
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4.00 5
10/31/2012

This has become one of my go to wines. After trying the excellent 2007 last year, the 2008 doesn't disappoint. It's the same vineyard that makes the excellent Tres Picos 100% grenache. This one is 70% Grenache, 20% Shiraz and 10% Tempranillo. It's a young wine so a hair on the sweet side but it does eventually open up with nice raspberry undertones. Really good, especially at this price point.


Snooth User: Athon
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3.00 5
09/11/2009

Dark, opaque dark purple vail. Colored legs. Fruity nose, violets, bosc pear, rose leaf, back end of spice. Very well balanced, decent tannin. Fast finish. Paired with four different pizzas and held up wonderfully. 75% Grenache, 25% Tempranillo. Good bargin!


Snooth User: austinbirdman
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4.00 5
05/22/2011

Very good wine, love this - dry and complex for a young pure Grenache with a metallic mineral twang - would never guess it had sold for $7kevin@lungwitzlaw.com at whole foods - learned about this at www.redwinebargains.com


Snooth User: chfoss
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3.50 5
04/03/2010

Youthful and exuberant.


Snooth User: HateBorgia1
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0.50 5
11/07/2009

I was very excited when I bought this wine because I read a great review - but sadly, this wine made me deathly ill after one glass!!! At first I assumed I accompanied it with a bad batch of beef but I just had another glass tonight (3 days later) and I'm sick again! I'm so sad! Do NOT buy this wine. I would hate for anyone to slave over a fabulous dinner to see it turn up again moments later in the loo as I have. I should have taken the hint with the wine being named after one of the most notorious women known to poison people!


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External Reviews for Borsao Joven Seleccion Tinto Garganega Shiraz ­ Tempranillo /Spain

External Review
07/02/2009

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


External Review
10/15/2009

Fresh bright red fruit balanced by fine structure and ample bouquet. 100% Grenache.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


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Auge: kirschrot, Hauch von Granat, tiefes Rubinrot; Nase: intensiv, perfekte Kombination der Früchte und der Vielfältigkeit mit Vanille und weiche Tannine nach Eiche; Gaumen: intensiv, fleischig, gut strukturiert mit einem angenehmen Abgang

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