budget friendly spain

Cellars Can Blau Montsant 2009


The sparkly, dazzling, Byzantine-esque label of Cellars Can Blau Montsant 2009 caught my eye, and since a bit of time has passed since I’ve enjoyed a Spanish blend, I figured it a good opportunity to give it a pour. Founded by famed Spanish producer Juan Gil of Jumilla, Cellars Can Blau consists of 60 acres of hillside vineyards, all with an average vine age of 35 years. Each varietal has been planted in a particular vineyard with specific soil, exposure and microclimate qualities that emphasizes the character of each grape. Montsant vineyards surround the highly acclaimed Priorat region and can be a great budget friendly alternative.
Inky purple with red-violet highlights, after aerating aromas of soft, jammy grape and plum with wisps smoky cedar swirled about in the glass. Lush blueberry and blackberry flavours were supported by earthy leather and tobacco notes in the full body. Spicy white pepper, dried cherry, toasty oak and traces of sweet vanilla lingered deliciously in the elongated finish. Dense, fruity, plush and earthy, this is a gem of a glass that will vanish faster than you planned.

40% Mazuelo[Carignan], 40% Syrah, 20% Garnacha
Bottled for Cellers Can Blau by REG. EMB. 5726-T
14.5% Alcohol
Enjoy now thru 2014
*Rated 90 points by the Wine Advocate

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