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René Barbier Red Blend Catalunya Mediterranean Red NV

Winemaker's Notes:

Red colour. The aroma contains notes of wild berries (mulberry) and slight hints of vanilla. Soft entry to the mouth, with medium-structured tannins, and liquorice notes in the aftertaste.

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René Barbier:
René Barbier has been producing wines from Catalonia for over 100 years. Founded by Léon Barbier in 1880, René Barbier winery (named after Léon's son) has garnered high acclaim for producing premium Spanish wines. René Barbier currently offers their Mediterranean Series in the United States. These fresh, modern wines from the Catalunya region of Spain blend tradition with innovation. Afford... Read more
René Barbier has been producing wines from Catalonia for over 100 years. Founded by Léon Barbier in 1880, René Barbier winery (named after Léon's son) has garnered high acclaim for producing premium Spanish wines. René Barbier currently offers their Mediterranean Series in the United States. These fresh, modern wines from the Catalunya region of Spain blend tradition with innovation. Affordable, simple, and eminently drinkable, René Barbier Mediterranean Wines are renowned worldwide for their fresh, clean flavors and their easy-drinking style. Read less

Member Reviews for René Barbier Red Blend Catalunya Mediterranean Red

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Snooth User: ShoggothLord
866152272
3.00 5
07/05/2011

Medium bodied red wine. The nose hints of black currant, plum, earthiness, and maybe a bit of leather? A bit sharp on the palette, with dark fruit flavor, and a bit of beef jerky flavor. A decent wine, but not a favorite.


Snooth User: EMark
8478046,812
0.00 5
08/27/2011

I have commented on this wine in the past. I still think it is an awesome bargain (US$3.49 at Total Wines and at Cost Plus World Marketplace). An uncomplicated, refreshing wine that still stands up to a hearty meal. We had it with pizza, last night.


Snooth User: Ibn Shisha
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2.50 5
02/25/2010

OK for the price.


Snooth User: poconopixie
732141175
0.00 5
09/18/2011

For $3.99 I was not expecting much. I found this and the Mediterranean White on clearance and decided that if nothing else I could use if for cooking. I was shocked to find that I adored the white and the red is more than drinkable. It's not terribly complex, but if you just want an inexpensive wine that you that you can buy in bulk for a party you won't be disappointed.


Snooth User: rkrysl
35403231
4.00 5
04/25/2010

It's smooth and goes well with greek food!!!


Snooth User: janabanana19
4517331
3.50 5
03/08/2008

Strong fruity, lingering scent. Would be good with meat dishes in the winter. A yummy fruity aftertaste.


Snooth User: alexandriabn
4179395
5.00 5
03/05/2010

i have never found a Red that I would willingly drink a second time (for my self-politeness is another matter). I saw the price and was like this might be it. So I tried it... and loved it


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External Reviews for René Barbier Red Blend Catalunya Mediterranean Red

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Renandeacute; Barbier wines combine that sophisticated packaging with a sophisticated idea andmdash; that many people want to drink inexpensive wines which are just simple and good. no pretensions. No big flavor impact. And no big price. Even some of the most sophisticated sommeliers who tasted on our panels, when presented with Mediterranean White at $4.99 a bottle feel compelled to recommend it. Itandrsquo;s clean, crisp and tasty.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Bright ruby red. Moderately light-bodied. Moderately extracted, Mildly tannic. Black fruit flavors follow through on the palateandhellip;


External Review
09/15/2009

Cherry, fleshy red fruit flavors and a light, dilute mouthfeel are prefaced by earthy, resiny notes on the nose. Juicy cranberry and plum flavors, plus some wood, round out the short finish. Tasted twice.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/07/2015

This chewy red shows red fruit, earth and spice notes, with a rustic edge to the firm tannins. The finish is fresh and spicy. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Despite an opening that features some vinegary sharpness and mulch, thereandrsquo;s also decent berry fruit notes and milk chocolate sweetness to the nose. Feels about as youandrsquo;d expect, which means itandrsquo;s zesty and lean, with cherry, plum and herbal flavors. Juicy and minty on the finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/07/2015

René Barbier wines combine that sophisticated packaging with a sophisticated idea — that many people want to drink inexpensive wines which are just simple and good. no pretensions. No big flavor impact. And no big price. Even some of the most sophisticated sommeliers who tasted on our panels, when presented with Mediterranean White at $4.99 a bottle feel compelled to recommend it. It’s clean, crisp and tasty.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/07/2015

Bright ruby red. Moderately light-bodied. Moderately extracted, Mildly tannic. Black fruit flavors follow through on the palate…



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Tasting Notes:

A brilliant garnet color, Mediterranean Red features aromas of wild berries, notes of mulberry, with subtle hints of vanilla. It is soft on the palate, with medium tannins and notes of licorice in the finish.

Red colour. The aroma contains notes of wild berries (mulberry) and slight hints of vanilla. Soft entry to the mouth, with medium-structured tannins, and liquorice notes in the aftertaste.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12.5%

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