Anciano Old Vines 35yo Garnacha 2015

August 7, 2018By Yvonne

Anciano Old Vines 35yo Garnacha 2015 $19.99 Here’s a comfortingly rich, round and rumpty Spanish Garnacha made from 35 y.o. vines from Calatayud.   Made by Norrel Robertson MW, it’s scented with cough drop characters, Irish Moss, anise, dutch cocoa and hints of saddle leather – all of which saturate onto the palate.  The acidity is fresh, finely tuned … Read More

El Burro Kickass Garnacha 2013

August 14, 2015By Yvonne

El Burro Kickass Garnacha 2013 $16.95 ★★★½ Kickass by name and kickass by nature (if ‘by nature’ means you’re looking for a bright, vibrantly fruity, berry-driven red that also has a sniff of cocoa and cured beef and boasts a plush, toasty finish)  According to the importer, it gets its name from the donkeys or … Read More

Borsao Garnacha 2009

February 3, 2012By Yvonne

Borsao Garnacha 2009 $21  A saucy Spanish red from Aragon’s Campo de Borja subregion, it is a blend of 85 percent Garnacha (Grenache) and 25 percent Tempranillo with layers of dried herbs, plum, tea leaf, coffee bean and red rose notes.  Superb with anything chargrilled, this wine has warming, spicy smoke and cocoa characters on … Read More

Hens, Chickens and Frost…

February 3, 2012By Yvonne

You’d expect at the end of January things out there in winery land would be all go.  With harvest just weeks away surely there’d be no end of things to do; tanks to clean, barrels to wash, equipment to sterilise and loads of general endeavour by everyone concerned.  So on a sneaky little trip to … Read More