Puntiapart 2009 – Empordá, Spain

Concentrated cherries, leather, currant, and violets on the nose.  Nice, crisp red fruit greets the front pallet, with roses and more leather.  Soft tannins bring along cocoa and tarry tobacco flavors, with just a hint of smoke on the tight, somewhat tart finish.  Echoes of balsamic notes typical of the region on the finish.  A lovely, concentrated wine that’s gorgeous alone or with rich seafood preparations, a la Catalan.  I picked this one up at a great little wine shop in Louisville, Kentucky called The Wine Rack with the help of the proprietor, John.  Full stop.

  • Rating: Impressive
  • Name: Puntiapart 2009
  • Winery: La Vinyeta
  • Region: Empordá
  • Country: Spain
  • Varietals: 85% Cabernet, 15% Samsó (Carignan)
  • Price: $22
  • Where to Buy: The Wine Rack


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