I have had this wine twice now and finally got around to writing about it – at least a quick post.

If you see Etim Seleccion, I had the 2006, on your wine shop shelf – buy it. I paid $14.99 at Village Bottle Shop in Zionsville but have seen it elsewhere at less since.

This is a great blend of 60 percent Garnacha, 30 percent Carinena and 10 percent Syrah from Spain. It’s aged six month in oak. The wine had a nice rich black cherry and dark fruit flavor that is irresistable. You get some spice or herbs on the palate as well.

One post I found on the net had the wine available at Costco for $9. If you find that, buy a case.

The wine is from the prestigious Priorat region of spain. The area is known for more expensive wines.

There is plenty going on in this wine. It has 14 percent alcohol and you’ll get the oak aging in this smoothie. It is not your typical $10-$15 bottle of juice. This wine is bigger and far more interesting than many at the price point. The wine will benefit from some decanting.

This is a nice rich, but not overpowering, glass of wine.

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