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Menguante Garnacha 2007

Member Review by Jcardinell:

Fantastic biodynamic garnacha from an underrated appellation. This wines has great concentration due to being from very old vines (80-100 yrs) and a wonderful price (usually under $13!). Bright ruby red color with big nose of cherries, plums, and spicy red currant with a touch of vanilla. The palate explodes with juicy red fruit framed with an underlying minerality. Dry, medium bodied, with medium acidity and tannins with a bit of grip, and a nice long slightly creamy finish. Un-oaked, with 3 months in the bottle before release.

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Region: Spain » Aragón » Cariñena
Winery: Pablo Menguante
Color: Red
Varietal: Grenache
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Snooth User: Jcardinell
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5.00 5
05/13/2009

Fantastic biodynamic garnacha from an underrated appellation. This wines has great concentration due to being from very old vines (80-100 yrs) and a wonderful price (usually under $13!). Bright ruby red color with big nose of cherries, plums, and spicy red currant with a touch of vanilla. The palate explodes with juicy red fruit framed with an underlying minerality. Dry, medium bodied, with medium acidity and tannins with a bit of grip, and a nice long slightly creamy finish. Un-oaked, with 3 months in the bottle before release.


Snooth User: jasonkauf
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3.00 5
01/04/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Menguante Garnacha

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

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

Vinedos y Bodegas Pablo is a family-owned estate, founded in 1760, emphasizing the use of indigenous varietals and biodynamic farming. This is an impressive portfolio from top to bottom. For starters is the unoaked 2005 Menguante Garnacha produced from 80-year-old vines. Purple in color, it exhibits a fragrant nose of kirsch and blueberry. Medium-bodied, this wine is packed with ripe fruit and layers of flavor all the way through to the finish. This awesome value can be likened to a Cotes du Rhone on steroids. Kudos to the Pablo family!


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

Young, jumpy and slightly candied, but that's just fine given the price range it's playing in. To get old-vines Garnacha for a song is not uncommon, yet this wine's thick, fruity palate goes beyond the norm. And with a round mouthfeel built on light-framed tannins, it's easygoing as can be. Drink now, but don't put it under the microscope.



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