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 and the tannins are powdery and prickle the inside of one’s top lip when you sip.  Hearty yet elegantly structured and definitely calls out for a large slab of protein.  Delicious.