2021 Campos de Luz Garnacha
The Campos de Luz range of wines is sourced from the North East of Spain and aim to deliver highly flavoursome wines at a great price. Unoaked, this delicious Garnacha features a deep dark red black core along with a dark red hue. Elevated dark raspberry, black cherry and liquorice scents intermix with dried herbs, earth and spice. Medium bodied juicy dark cherry and dark raspberry fruits overlay dried cherries, Mediterranean herbs, earth and spice. Gently chewy yet fleshy mouth feel with slightly dryish tannins and a generously fruited spicy finish.
Drink over the next 1-2 years.
Grenache, or Garnacha when it hails from its home in Spain, has finally elevated itself from workhorse to superstar. This one is from the northeast provinces in Spain and we are told has been blended with some other Iberian varietals. Who doesn’t enjoy a mystery! Deep maroon in colour. Big and bold and oozing flavour, we have notes of black cherries, spices, dry herbs, blackberries, deep fruit aromas, chocolate and coffee grinds plus a hint of aniseed and some plummy touches. This is a little darker in fruit and flavours than many Grenache/Garnacha. Supple and sleek, there is quite bright acidity here, nice length and fine tannins. Delicious now and should remain so for the next four to six years. Great food style. Drink 2022-2028.
Ken Gargett – winepilot.com