Telmo Rodriguez Pegaso Garnacha 2003

Telmo Rodriguez Pegaso Garnacha 2003For some reason I haven't seen this wine around town, its kind of been under the radar.  More likely I'm just not going to the right places.  Anyway, its a cracking wine, one of the best garnarchas I've seen. Pegaso is produced from an old vineyard, high in the hills of Castille near a little town called Brinas.  The vineyard is full of slate and sits at 1000 meters above sea level. 

A vibrant ruby red in the glass, showing aromas of sweet raspberry and cherry, subtle spicy oak, winter green herbs, and earth.  Really refined in the mouth, rich and silky with great balance.  On the palate the wine shows raspberry and cherry fruit jubes with pepper and spice, woody herbs and roasted meats.  Ripe fruit, savory finish and great balance make this great drinking right now. You could put it away, but I'd drink now.  92 Pts.

Source: The Spanish Acquisition Price: $65 Closure: Conventional Cork

4 thoughts on “Telmo Rodriguez Pegaso Garnacha 2003

  1. I tried a 1999 bottle of this the other night. Opulent sweet nose but the palate, while OK and clean, was not up to the nose. Maybe too much of a citric acid character that partially overwhelmed the fruit. 16/20. So, yeah, drink it up while the fruit dominates. Another great label design though.

  2. I’ve got a feeling that many of the top garnacha wines outside of Priorat really should be drunk within a couple of years of release. That primary fruit is just fantastic and shouldn’t be missed. I do have a few from Campo de Borja in the cellar, so I’ll see what happens.

    Love the label design on this one…

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