Mas Donis Tinto 2006

Capcanes Mas Donis Rosat 2006I couldn't wait for the screwcapped version of this wine, so I've had a crack at the cork version for now.  I'll have a look at both in the next couple of week.

This is the entry level red wine from Capcanes, made from mostly Garnarcha with a dollop of  syrah from the lower, stoney soils of Montsant.   A quick dunk in american and french oak for 3 month actually works quite well for this wine.

Classic nose of raspberries and raspberry leaf with some rocky minerals and a touch of herbs and pepper.  Well balanced with some fluffy tannins and good acid on the finish.  Highly drinkable.  The palate shows bright shiny fruit, mostly raspberry with pepper and spice.  Perfect with food, but great just on its own.  A good way to look at a quality garnarcha at a low price.  89 Pts.

Source: The Spanish Acquisition Cost: $23 Closure: Syth Cork

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