2010 Borsao BerolaBlend from Spain
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Wine: "Intense cherry red colour. Remarkable aromatic complexity with memories of black fruit and balsamic and toasted touches. Warm and gentle in the mouth, with soft but p...
- 91 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 90 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
91 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2010 Berola is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in a combination of American and French oak for ten months. It then spends a year in bottle prior to being released. A sleeper of the vintage, it reveals a deep ruby/purple color along with aromas of blackberries, black cherries, licorice and lavender. Full-bodied, rich, nicely textured and impressively pure, it can be enjoyed over the next 3-4 years."
"This has long been a popular source for value-priced wines. Founded in 1958 in the appellation of Campo de Borja, Borsao owns a whopping 3,706 acres of vineyards planted at elevations of 1,300 to 2,300 feet above sea level. The soils are primarily limestone-based and the area is highly reputed for old vine Grenache, but there is also Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah planted as well as a few white varietals. Bodegas Borsao's flagship offering is Tres Picos. Made from 100% Grenache from yields of less than two tons of fruit per acre, these chalky vineyards are planted at a 2,000 foot plus altitude on the hillsides of the Moncayo Mountains. The harvest is all done by hand, and the wine is aged in a combination of stainless steel and French oak for ten months prior to bottling. If you have not yet discovered the great values of Bodegas Borsao, it's about time you do." (11/13)
90 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
"Bright purple. Powerful aromas of blueberry, blackberry and peppery spices. Displays vibrant flavors of smoky dark berries, white pepper and candied flowers, with a hint of candied rose in the background. Rich but graceful blend with a smoky, floral finish." (10/13)
"Intense cherry red colour. Remarkable aromatic complexity with memories of black fruit and balsamic and toasted touches. Warm and gentle in the mouth, with soft but persistent tannins in perfect balance with the alcohol." - Winery
"Mountain vineyards with an age of 35 to 60 years for the Grenache and 10 years for the Syrah. Both are cultivated at an altitude of 600-700 meters on stony, slimy soils with clay and limestone." - Winery
"Maceration during 3-4 days and in total between 12-15 days. Separate fermentation of each variety in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of between 22-26 degrees C. Has an aging of 14 months in bordelaise barrels of French and American oak." - Winery
|Sub-Region||Campo de Borja|
91 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, currant, blackberry, cherry and cigar box|