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Espectacle del Montsant
The floral, aromatic and citrusy 2016 Espectacle del Montsant has unusual finesse and freshness. It's a powerful Garnacha that feels light on its feet but with great inner strength, refined tannins and great acidity. There is no oak, extraction or excess ripeness whatsoever, but the label says the wine is 16% alcohol! It has structure, freshness and that citrus touch that supports the alcohol, and the wine comes through as really balanced. This is a unique wine, always with the aromatic signature of this north-facing vineyard and the limestone soils that provide those chalky tannins and a dry, tasty, almost salty finish. 98 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Youthful purple. Heady, mineral-accented aromas of cherry preserves, blueberry, vanilla and pungent flowers, with a suave potpourri nuance building in the glass. Juicy, concentrated and expansive in the mouth, offering intense dark fruit compote, spicecake, licorice pastille flavors and a hint of smokiness. Smooth, fine-grained tannins shape the strikingly long, floral-driven finish leaving sweet black and blue fruit notes behind. 95 points, Joshua Raynolds, Vinous
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