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Vinessens La Casica Del Abuelo 2016 – Black-Fruit, Leather & Hints of Cigar Box Abound

Vinessens, La Casica Del Abuelo 2016, Alicante, Spain, Wine Casual

Vinessens, La Casica Del Abuelo 2016, Alicante, Spain

Tasting Note: Black-fruit, leather and hints of cigar box abound in this monastrell-dominated red blend.

Deep-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of blackberry, green-pepper leaf, raspberry, black pepper, fig, black plum and black currant.

On the palate the dry, full-bodied red blend has medium-plus-intensity, black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose along with notes of cigar box supported by medium acidity and medium-plus-tannin.

The wine has a velvety texture with smoky elements making themselves apparent toward the mid-to-back palate.

Pair with grilled meats and heavy dishes.

Bottle Note: 80% Monastrell, 10% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot. Sustainable agriculture.

Rating: 90 points
Price: $12
Alcohol: 14.5%
Importer: Votto Vines Importing, Hamden, Connecticut
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: January 17, 2021

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