2006 Flor del Montgo Old Vines Garnacha

This is a guest post from my friend Paul. I know many of you have been clamoring for me to review some wines from Costco and/or Cost Plus. Given I rarely shop at either of these I have been looking high and low for contributors to help me cover these areas. Paul is the first to step up to the plate.

2006 Flor del Montgo Old Vines Garnacha*****************************************************
Price: $9.99 @ Costco

What They Said:

Per K&L Wines “89 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. According to the Wine Spectator: “This plush red is rich with ripe berry and cherry fruit, accented by leafy and minty notes. Juicy acidity keeps it lively, and there’s just enough tannins for grip. Drink now through 2011.” (11/08)”

What Paul Thinks:

This one is pretty light, but you can search-out hints of fresh herb and tobacco. The body is very well-rounded, with a fruit explosion from the first second on the palate…hitting with blackberry and raspberry waves that have some bite but somehow manage to remain warm and enjoyable. The mid-palate carries a dark chocolate undertone, highlighted with a complex blend of rhubarb, vanilla and oak. The finale has good legs and focuses on cassis, but also has its fair share of tannins for a 2006…very possible this one could age well over the next 2-3 years.

Rating: Buy It
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Luckily for me this one won’t leave me lusting for a Costco membership as I can pick it up at K&L Wines where I just added it to my cart. Thanks again to Paul for covering this wine. Everyone else give him a warm welcome and maybe I’ll be able to convince him to do a few more of these. If you are interested in doing the same let me know via emails or in the comments. Who’s next?

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