Grapelive Wine of the Day, Value of the Year! Viva Espana!
By Kerry Winslow
2010 Bodegas Sigilata “Filon” Garnacha, Aragón, Calatayud, Spanish Red.
This intense pure Grenache is a marvel, an exceptional wine of deep and complex flavors, not to mention a ridiculously cheap treasure! The nose is full of fresh spring flowers, bacon, pepper and lavender and the palate goes the same way with added joys of cassis, strawberry, black cherry and bramble berry layers, plus a touch of licorice. Vibrant spice and acidity balance the fruit to perfection and there is a earthy/gamey essence that is both subtle and intriguing making this wine stand out, not just in it’s price class, but in any class. The balance of sweet and savory in this young red couldn’t be better, this is a very sexy wine that is mind-blowing for the price, enjoy now and or for the next 2 to 3 years easy.
($12 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive