I’ll admit that I bought this wine almost entirely because the Wine Advocate called it something along the lines of the finest wine value in the history of the universe. (Seriously, it’s something stupid like that. Look it up.)
And, what do you know, it doesn’t justify that hype. This is the big brother to the very good and very cheap “Garnacha De Fuego.” At $15 or so, it costs a little more than twice as much. Is it two times better? I’m not so sure.
If anything, this wine suffers from comparison to all the considerably cheaper, excellent Spanish wines on the market right now. That said, this isn’t an overly simplistic wine. It’s rich and balanced with a long finish.
All raspberries, with a bit of complex “forest floor” and whatnot. Very good, just not the wine bargain of a lifetime. Oh, and people say this really opens up with enough time. I decanted and gave it about four hours. Maybe not enough.