I've read some positive reports of this wine and decided to give it a try. I found it to be far more serious than suggested by its low price ($6 to $8) and simple orange label (with a drawing of a "carro" or cart).
The wine clearly has a good dose of Mourvedre (or Monastrell as it is known in Spain), as evidenced by its deep, dark purple-tinged color and its reticent nose of violets and black fruit. Also plenty of spicy smells and flavors. Either the wine or my taste buds are a bit closed tonight and I get some chewy tannins on the palate...but also loads of promise for the future. This is a wine I'd like to come back to with just a few more months of aging. It's widely available, and the price is unbelievable, given the obvious quality of the fruit and winemaking.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Yecla Carro, Senioria de Barahonda, 2006
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