2011 Borsao Tinto

borsaoAnother ridiculous deal.

In fact, you can pretty much copy and paste everything I wrote about the 2011 Tarima. Same single-digit price tag, similar gaudy scores from the tastemakers.

And while this is Garnacha, as opposed to the Tarima’s Monastrell, the two wines share a remarkably similar taste profile. This is a seriously rich and dense wine, and I think blueberry pie is once again going to be your touchpoint. (I actually think I’ve maybe never had a real slice of blueberry pie, but if I ever did, it would taste like a lot of wines I’ve had…)

But to go with the blueberry pie/jam, there’s also again this appealing chalkiness.

Really solid and absurdly delicious for $7 or $8. I’d love to see how these wines are made and the grapes grown. Presumably it’s not all artisanal careful tending when you’re putting out ~10,000 cases, but I’m going to (naively?) hope that this is a fairly unadalterated product.

Solid buy, obviously. It goes in the newly invented Cheap Wine Hall of Fame.

B+.

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About davetalkswine

I like to drink and write about wine. I'm an equal opportunity drinker, but gravitate toward France, the Pacific Northwest and up-and-comers like New York and Virginia.
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