Celler Besllum Besllum 2008, Do Montsant

Red Blend Red Blend
Montsant, Spain

$15.95 (283515)

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89 pts
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August 18, 2012

Critic Reviews (4)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Of Cubist Picassan, “cut up, Maria,” heavenly body struts its stuff as an enchantress with an alluring Spanish,...

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Rhys Pender, MW
Rhys Pender, MW

This 50/50 blend of Carignan and Garnacha is outstanding value for money. The nose is intense with ripe mixed brambly...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Rich, ripe, flavourful Montsant with abundant fruit and ripe tannins. Clean with a touch of spice giving the wine...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Super oaky and ripe, though hollow and short. Not much substance or drinkability. Tasted July 2012. Value Rating: *

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Community Reviews (2)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2008 Celler Besllum Besllum is composed of 50% Cariñena and 50% Garnacha sourced from old vines (on the label). It is a medium bodied, integrated wine with appealing notes of cherry/sour cherry and toasted oak on the nose and coconut and vanilla on the palate. It has a nice acidity, refined tannins (decant for 1 hour) and a medium to long finish. It is food friendly; drink now or hold for the next 5 years. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89 pts - I would recommend this wine, however it is no longer available. My hunch is that it will be re-released sometime in the near future. Tasted Dec/12.

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