2001 Pablo Gran Viu Reserva
"A large step up is the 2001 Gran Viu Seleccion, a blend of Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, and Syrah. It spent 12 months in used French and American oak and was bottled unfiltered. Purple in color and already emitting complex aromatics after 5 years in bottle, there are expressive scents of spice box, forest floor, earth, meat, and blue fruits. Medium to full-bodied, the wine has layers of ripe, concentrated fruit, supple tannins, and superb balance straight through to the 45-second finish. Drink this superb effort over the next decade. It is also an excellent value. Kudos to the Pablo family!"