Katie M brought this to dinner - really simple, fabulous and easy to drink. Definitely worth the $9.99 price tag.
The nose has a combination of plums, berries, and cherries. Smooth and well rounded. The finish is okay. It is a good value for a casual night of chilling out.
One of my favorite wines for under $10. This is my go-to choose for a casual evening.
External Reviews for Carro Mourvedre Blend Yecla Tinto
The 2008 Carro is 50% Monastrell, 20% Syrah, 20% Tempranillo, and 10% Merlot fermented and aged in stainless steel. Purple-colored, it reveals a fragrant bouquet, of violets, damp earth, incense, and blueberry. On the palate it has surprising grip and concentration for its humble price and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. It will provide pleasure over the next three years.
Deep violet. Fresh red and dark berry aromas and flavors are complemented by notes of dried rose and cracked pepper. Begins rather light but gains weight with air and finishes with good persistence and a slightly bitter edge.
Like the previous vintage of Carro, this full-bodied blend is based mostly on the grape Monastrell, and is loaded with rich, bright flavors of blackberry and blueberry with notions of dark chocolate. With no hard edges to be found, consider it an honor and a pleasure to drink a wine with this much going for it, especially at this price.
Spain continues to produce some of the best wine values in the world. Carro, from the southern region of Yecla, is a blend of 50% Monastrell, 20% Syrah, 20% Tempranillo and 10% Merlot. This red sees no oak, so the purity of the fruit really comes through and opens your senses to the complexity of this wine. Ripe berries, pepper, and herbs are intertwined and balanced with a surprising tannin level. The finish is long and layered in fruit. A great wine at a great price.
There are 6,000 cases of the 2004 Carro, a tank-fermented and aged, un-oaked blend of 50% Mourverde, 20% Syrah, 20% Tempranillo, and 10% Merlot. It reveals terrific fruit intensity, copious black cherries and wild mountain berries, and notions of licorice, flowers, roasted meats, and chocolate. With supple tannin, low acidity, and abundant fruit, it is a joy to drink as well as a spectacular value. Consume it over the next 12-18 months. This estate is one of the top discoveries of all my tastings.
Ruby-red. Spicy, floral aromas of bright cherry and rhubarb, complicated by minerals and pepper. Fresh red berry fruit shows very good energy and precision, with a light mineral touch on the back. This boasts impressive focus and complexity for the price.
This Spanish red is bursting with sweet red fruit. It is ripe and delicious. An everyday wine that won't break the bank.