Sunday, October 12, 2014

El Chaparral de Vega Sindoa Old Vines Garnacha, 2010

On the first night, I found this wine to be a bit alcoholic and unbalanced. On the second night, though, it was smooth and friendly. Darker than I would expect from old vine Grenache; has probably had some new oak or small barrel treatment. Cherry/berry compote with subtle tones. Smells ripe and lovely. Flavors are also rich and ripe but with a nice balancing acidity. The texture is particularly lush.

I've now had six bottles of this wine and am still a bit confused. Some were good; others, somewhat funky. I suspect it is still developing and needs some time.

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