In the glass this Spanish blend of equal parts Garnacha, Monastrell, and Syrah has a HUGE tractor tire core with electric purple edges surrounded by a pinkish-purple halo….
At 9 years old the nose on this guy is still alive and well ———> A sniff shows black fruit GALORE with a fistful of blackberries and black cherries before raspberries and black pepper spice pop through….
A sip starts with a hefty mouthful of greasy gaminess that carries an onslaught of boysenberries and more of the raspberries I got on the nose ———–> The mid-palate has a blueberry pop but it doesn’t take long for anise and bonfire spice to show up and lay the groundwork for a red berry and cavendish pipe tobacco finish that’s held together by fine lingering tannins….
This guy set me back something like $15 bucks and with how well it’s showing at 9 years old is a NO BRAINER!!!! When I popped the cork, my expectations were tempered but I’ll be damned if I wasn’t pleasantly surprised by this underpriced little gem…. 🎧🎧🎧 Listen to this wine with a band that’s been KILLING IT over the last decade like Alabama Shakes – Hold On
2010 Bodega El Angosto “La Tribu Red Blend” Valencia Spain