I’ve written about many really good value Spanish wines in the past. During my last trip to The Bottle Shop in West Lafayette, IN., I took Donna’s suggestion and picked up a bottle of Pasanau Ceps Nous from Priorat.
This wine is a blend of Garnacha, Merlot, Mazuelo, and Syrah and its dynamite juice. This dark and purplish wine has a big mouthful of lively fruit with just the right amount of acidity. It’s not quite a fruit bomb, but some might use that often complimentary and sometimes derisive description.
Nonetheless, this is a great wine. The wine retails anywhere from $19-$22 and is worth every nickel. This is the best Spanish red I’ve tasted in this price range.
The wine comes from the Priorat region of Spain. It’s a region within the Catalonia area. It’s a hilly area that is gaining a lot of attention for its fermented grape juice.
This was my first Priorat but it has gained a lot of love in the wine world. Robert Parker gave this wine 92 points. But Donna’s recommendation is always good enough for me!
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