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Vinya d'Irto Garnacha Negra Terra Alta 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is chocolaty and nicely peppery on the nose with lots of dusty black spice. Something a little North African going on, but under that is wonderfully bright black raspberry and boysenberry-tinged fruit that shows a hint of coffee bean. Rich and powerful on entry with cinnamon and toast notes early on that lead to a fine, clear mid-palate with sour black cherry and black berry fruits. This is a bit on the lighter side body-wise but packs great intensity of flavor on to the palate. There’s a faint bitterness here that I find attractive but might be off-putting to some. That bitterness is part of a terrifically long finish though. 88pts

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Region: Spain » Catalunya » Tarragona » Terra Alta

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Editorial Reviews for Vinya d'Irto Garnacha Negra Terra Alta

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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0.00 5
05/03/2012

This is chocolaty and nicely peppery on the nose with lots of dusty black spice. Something a little North African going on, but under that is wonderfully bright black raspberry and boysenberry-tinged fruit that shows a hint of coffee bean. Rich and powerful on entry with cinnamon and toast notes early on that lead to a fine, clear mid-palate with sour black cherry and black berry fruits. This is a bit on the lighter side body-wise but packs great intensity of flavor on to the palate. There’s a faint bitterness here that I find attractive but might be off-putting to some. That bitterness is part of a terrifically long finish though. 88pts


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
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3.50 5
06/22/2012

The nose was very expressive and fresh with crisp watermelon, strawberries and whipped cream (but not sweet), followed by raw almond and minerals. On the palate, it had a medium body with great focus, showing flavors of ripe cherry and citrus zest. The finish was simple yet a perfect close to this wine, as citrus notes and mouthwatering acidity left a slight zing on the palate.




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