Thursday, January 28, 2010
Cellars Can Blau 2007 Can Blau (Spain)
The plan, when I left the house this morning, was to open a Meritage this evening. But one thing led to another and here I am with a red blend of another kind. Instead of being the typical Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc with Merlot - I'm eyeing up a bottle of 40% Mazuelo, 40% Shiraz and 20% Garnacha ... and thank goodness I am. The nose is rich and fruity with layer upon layer of blackberry, black cherry and black raspberry, there's also a very appealing hint of vanilla, spice and cinnamon. The palate is just as delicious: big black fruit, peppery and juicy with a little bit of tannin bite on the tongue. The 14% alcohol is imperceptible while the balance and taste of this wine is delectable. Stunningly good.