The Borsao Tres Picos Garancha has always been among the best values coming out of Spain. The 2009 may be the their best vintage released to date. Maybe the 2009 vintage has something to do with it. It seems that all of Europe made great wine in 2009.
The 2009 Borsao Tres Picos Garancha received a 92 point score in the recently released June issue of the Wine Advocate. It was the highest scored Spanish red under $15 with over 300 reviewed! Jay Miller of the Wine Advocate commented that the 2009 Tres Picos “over-delivers in a big way.”
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Jay Miller Wine Advocate 92 Points-- The 2009 Tres Picos is a worthy successor to the string of splendid vintages which have preceded it. Heady black cherry and blackberry aromas, Asian spices, incense, and mineral notes lead to a dense, layered, rich old-vine Garnacha that over-delivers in a big way. A tasting of every vintage of Tres Picos ever produced (back to 2001) at the Bodega in January 2011 indicates that 8-10 years of pleasurable drinking is a reasonable expectation. However, this is a wine that is ready to drink on release.
International Wine Cellar 91 Points-- Glass-staining ruby. An explosive, flamboyantly perfumed bouquet exudes scents of blackberry, cherry cola, violet and cracked pepper, plus a hint of smokiness. Deeply pitched flavors of dark fruits and candied flowers remind me of syrah, but red fruit notes emerge with air, confirming that this is garnacha, not syrah. Intense, focused and impressively persistent on the finish, which echoes the sweet red and dark fruit notes and leaves a subtle smoky quality. This serious wine should be even better in a couple of years.
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