Friday, September 7, 2012

Borsao Berola 2008

When shopping for wines in any shop, I like to hear recommendations from the staff, even if the staff is only one clerk in a small shop.  I do sometimes look the other way when the clerk or stock boy is recommending a bottle in a display that consist of four to six open boxes sitting on top of 25 to 30 unopened boxes of that same wine.   Somebody ordered a pallet of wine and now they have to get rid of them.  Especially true, when the wine is new or one that is not among their regular stock. But, last week a young lady at a small shop was persistent and convinced me to try a Spanish wine they just received, a Borsao Berola 2008 ($15), a blend of 70% Garnacha, 20% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Lot's of berry aroma's like, blueberry, blackberry and some strawberry with some anise but a little heavy on vanilla.  Mouthfeel was smooth with some spice, cherry and smoke.  Also tasted a bit of earth or damp forest soil. Finish was medium to long with hints of pepper, vanilla, plum and tobacco.    This Berola will age very nicely and the $15 price tag is, I think, outrageously low.  I'm heading back to this shop later this week for a wine tasting and I will be sure to pick up a few more of the Borsao Berola.  Very Highly Recommended 

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