Hard to beat this Old Vine Garnacha

Corona d’Aragon old vine Garnacha 2009,  Cariñena,  Spain, ABV: 13.5%, stockists  

This Wine Alliance  import comes highly rated by Jay Miller of The Wine Advocate Robert Parker who gave it 89 points. Other awards include Decanter Award (Bronze) 2011 and IWC Bronze Medal 2011. It is certainly a quality wine and comes at an attractive price.

It is100% Garnacha and is styled as “Savoury, Full Red” and the recommended retail price is €11.99. It comes from one of Spain’s most traditional wine areas. The winery and its vineyards are geographically located in the heart of the Cariñena .

Great care is taken all through the process. This particular wine has spent 4 months in new French Oak and it shows.

Colour is a dark red with dark fruits on the nose. In the mouth it is plum and dark cherry, tangy and spicy and well balanced by tannins.

It is somewhat  restrained on its own, more likely to open up and introduce itself more fully with red meat and/or red wine sauce dishes, perhaps even a good companion at the barbecue.

Stockists by County
1601 Off Licence, Kinsale Cork
Bradleys Off Licence, North Main Street Cork
JJ O Driscolls, Ballinlough, Cork
Barrys Off Licence, Midleton, Cork
The Beer Garden, Turners Cross, Cork
Mulcahys Off Licence, Charleville, Cork
Matsons Wine Store, Bandon, Cork
Monkstown Golf Club, Monkstown, Cork
Murphys Foodstore, Dromcummer, Cork
Electric, South Mall, Cork
Liberty Grill, Washington Street, Cork
Cafe Gusto, Washington Street, Cork
McHughs, Kilbarrack Road, Dublin
McHughs, Malahide Road, Dublin
On The Grapevine, Dalkey, Dublin
Gibneys of Malahide, Malahide, Dublin.
Deveneys, Dundrum, Dublin
www.drinkstore.ie, Stonybatter, Dublin 7
Hole In The Wall, Dublin 7
Twister Pepper, Dublin 1, Dublin
Cases Wine Warehouse, Galway
Mortons of Galway, Salthill, Galway
Der O Sullivan, The Mall, Tralee, Co. Kerry
French Flair, Tralee, Co. Kerry
O Sullivans, Killarney, Co Kerry
Red Nose Wines, Clonmel, Co Tipperary
Foleys Wine Cellar, Cashel, Co. Tipperary
World Wide Wines, Dunmore Road, Waterford
Partridges, Gorey, Wexford
The Wine Centre, Kilkenny
Hollands of Bray, Bray, Wicklow
Wicklow Wine Company, Wicklow Town, Wicklow