Can Bonastre Crianza 2006, Do Penedès

Red Blend Red Blend

$17.30 (115733)

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89 pts
July 18, 2009

Critic Reviews (1)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A super-modern Merlot, Cabernet and Syrah blend from one of the most progressive areas of north-eastern Spain. The...

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

So I decided to give this wine another try - one on one. I must say that having several hours to analyze two glasses of the same wine gives a completely different feeling than the wine tasting allows (kind of a common sense). Even though I filled another rating table, I concur with my previous, below mentioned rating. There are a couple of things that I wasn’t able to notice during the tasting: the finish becomes long when opened long enough and the high yet pleasant and balanced acidity makes this the most unusual Spanish wine I have ever tasted. Also, this wine will definitely benefit from aging for 2 to 5 years and I am still undecided whether I should buy a couple of bottles see how it will evolve. My impression is still NICE to BEAUTIFUL.

I find it unusual to see this 45% Merlot, 40% Cab. Sauv. & 15% Syrah blend coming from Spain - none of the usual Spanish grapes: Tempranillo, Grenache or Monastrell. This medium bodied FRUITY to integrated wine has nice aromas of red currant, blueberry, oak and vanilla. The tannins were refined to tannic (decant for 30 min) and the finish was medium to long. This wine can be cellared for 5 or so more years. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89.5 pts - recommended buy. Tasted in Sept/10 during Spanish wine tasting, overall well received.

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