Perfect BBQ wine
This 70% Garnacha, 25% Syrah, 5% Mazuelo and Monastrell blend is a dark, inky blue colour and presents smoky aromas of grilled meats, game (hare) and blueberries. It's a chewy, jammy and perhaps surprisingly silky wine, with fine tannins and a freshness like mountain streams and wet rocks which is unusual given its power and hot, dry origin. It also displays secondary flavours of liquorice and chocolate, and a pleasant slate-like minerality, adding to its overall complexity. It's not as hot or tannic as one would expect from a Calatayud Garnacha-dominated wine. Possibly a touch unbalanced, with more sweetness than acidity, but it's well-made and very pleasurable - a perfect barbecue wine.