Quindals 2007 – Empordá, Spain

Powerful blackberry, bordering on blueberry, and slight woodiness notes on the nose. Violets, black pepper, and powerful charcoal and black rubber notes on the palate. Muscular, typically Catalan, tannins keep the powerful flavors all honest. Dark chocolate and roses come on in a soft shift from the rubber and charcoal. Tannins are chewy, raisiny, almost like cherry chewing gum. This is a wine that will teach you why the Catalans call red wine “black wine” – so dark that only words like black-red can describe it. I picked this beauty up at Calvert Woodley simply because it was from Empordá for about $20.

  • Rating: Impressive
  • Name: Quindals 2007
  • Winery: Mas Estela
  • Region: Empordá
  • Country: Spain
  • Varietals: 90% Garnatxa Negra, 5% Syrah, 5% Samsó
  • Price: $20-25
  • Where to Buy: Calvert Woodley Wines & Spirits

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