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Borsao Tres Picos Campo de Borja 2009

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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.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Borsao Tres Picos Campo de Borja

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,095
3.00 5
07/01/2011

Smoky and toasty oak tones initially dominate the nose. There’s some fruit here and a slate tone, but at this point everything is under the oak. A bit sweet on entry and very broad in the mouth. This has fine acidity and a nice bed of soft tannins that build on the palate, but feels a touch disjointed at present. Though it is rather smooth, maybe a bit too smooth. The fruit is rather dense and a bit heavy on the palate with a nice segue to more toasty oak-driven notes on the back end. The finish is clean, fresh and fairly spicy with a touch of heat and stickiness on the finale. 86pts


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Snooth User: RandyFisher
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3.00 5
09/27/2013

My first garnacha. Needed a lot of air for it to open up, soft fruit followed by bold tannins and a looong spicey finish.


Snooth User: kleith
35706963
4.00 5
04/21/2011

Love this wine--it is clearly demonstrative of dried cherry, smoke, chocolate, and pepper. very bold and very smooth.


Snooth User: janeeasdown
66930837
2.50 5
02/24/2013

Really strong start


Snooth User: HKPenney
79798825
4.00 5
10/16/2011

Great dinner wine Oct 2011 with kids.


Snooth User: Jlevinnh
101951214
4.00 5
01/16/2012

Love this wine, 100% garnacha. Red fruit and some oak on the nose, with plenty more and some spiciness on the finish. It's well- layered, and very drinkable.


Snooth User: Freezer
94035716
3.50 5
09/24/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Borsao Tres Picos Campo de Borja

External Review
06/22/2011

Bright ruby color. Sexy aromas of red berries, flowers and Asian spices remind me of a top-notch New World pinot noir. Silky and sweet, with deep raspberry and cherry preserve flavors, fine-grained tannins and good finishing lift and length. Impressively elegant and precise.


External Review
07/06/2011

IWC 91 Pts - According to Stephen Tanzer - Glass-staining ruby. An explosive, flamboyantly perfumed bouquet exudes scents of blackberry, cherry cola, violet and cracked pepper, plus a hint of smokiness. Deeply pitched flavors of dark fruits and candied flowers remind me of syrah, but red fruit notes emerge with air, confirming that this is garnacha, not syrah. Intense, focused and impressively persistent on the finish, which echoes the sweet red and dark fruit notes and leaves a subtle smoky quality. This serious wine should be even better in a couple of years. Tasting Notes - Old-vine Garnacha shows brilliantly in this Tres Picos bottling. Red berries and cherries dance on the palate while earthy notes and balanced acidity keep things lively through the finish. Rated 90+


External Review
10/24/2011

The 2009 Tres Picos is a worthy successor to the string of splendid vintages which have preceded it. Heady black cherry and blackberry aromas, Asian spices, incense, and mineral notes lead to a dense, layered, rich old-vine Garnacha that over-delivers in a big way. A tasting of every vintage of Tres Picos ever produced (back to 2001) at the Bodega in January 2011 indicates that 8-10 years of pleasurable drinking is a reasonable expectation. However, this is a wine that is ready to drink on release. (aged half in stainless steel and half in French barriques Glass-staining ruby. An explosive, flamboyantly perfumed bouquet exudes scents of blackberry, cherry cola, violet and cracked pepper, plus a hint of smokiness. Deeply pitched flavors of dark fruits and candied flowers remind me of syrah, but red fruit notes emerge with air, confirming that this is garnacha, not syrah. Intense, focused and impressively persistent on the finish, which echoes the sweet red and dark fruit notes and...


External Review
01/10/2013

The 2009 Tres Picos is a worthy successor to the string of splendid vintages which have preceded it. Heady black cherry and blackberry aromas, Asian spices, incense, and mineral notes lead to a dense, layered, rich old-vine Garnacha that over-delivers in a big way. A tasting of every vintage of Tres Picos ever produced (back to 2001) at the Bodega in January 2011 indicates that 8andndash;10 years of pleasurable drinking is a reasonable expectation. However, this is a wine that is ready to drink on release.


External Review
01/04/2012

The 2009 Tres Picos is a worthy successor to the string of splendid vintages which have preceded it. Heady black cherry and blackberry aromas, Asian spices, incense, and mineral notes lead to a dense, layered, rich old-vine Garnacha that over-delivers in a big way. A tasting of every vintage of Tres Picos ever produced (back to 2001) at the Bodega in January 2011 indicates that 8ndash;10 years of pleasurable drinking is a reasonable expectation. However, this is a wine that is ready to drink on release.


External Review
07/14/2011

Campo de Borja, SpainBorsao Tres Picos Garnacha is a perennial Best Buy hailed by many of the world's wine critics as an awesome value. This 2009 vintage of Borsao Tres Picos received a 92-point rating from The Wine Advocate. We consider it one of the many gems of Spanish wine. The grapes come from vineyards that are between 35 and 40 years old. Located on uneven terrain at an altitude of 600 to 700 meters, these vineyards yield under four and a half tons of grapes per hectare, affording superb richness and concentration in the wine.Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha is cherry red in color, deep and sweet, with medium body. On the nose, there is a boundless bouquet of cherries and ripe red fruits with traces of flowers typical of Garnacha. On the palate, it is rich and well-structured with flavors of blackberries, strawberries, vanilla, plums, and leather notes. Beautifully balanced with sweet tannins, Borsao Tres Picos leaves a long, silky finish.Enjoy Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha over the next 3-4 years with roast pork, grilled vegetables, burgers and cheeses.


External Review
05/13/2011

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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.

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