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A Spanish regional wine blend known largely for its full, dusty red wines made primarily from Grenache and Carignan. The best age a minimum of five years before release and some include Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for additional complexity.

Primary Flavors

  • Black Cherry
  • Plum
  • Crushed Gravel
  • Licorice
  • Chocolate

Taste Profile

Dry

Medium-full Body
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High Tannins

Medium-high Acidity

13.5–15% ABV

Handling

  • SERVE
    60–68°F / 15-20°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Oversized

  • DECANT
    1 Hour

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

Grilled meats or vegetables, something that will stand up to the tannins in the wine is key here. Avoid chili heat, as alcohol content enhances these flavours.

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