The first of three wines I tried at Vinoteca Vides. A relatively new region for me, D.O. Monsant in Tarragona, and what I thought was a new grape, Samsó, but which turns out to be Carignan with yet another regional name. Still I have only tried one other Carignan red before and from a different region. And the only other wine from Monsant that I tried was a white wine. So as far as I’m concerned this counts as new.
In colour this wine has a medium intensity dark Spanish purple with a noticeable nutty scent and underlying fruitiness.
A dry wine with medium tannins and acidity but quite a smooth almost creamy drink. Black fruit flavours under the creaminess. Good body and a lingering finish.
A good wine. I loved the scent and creamy flavour. Struggled a bit with the tannins, there was some bitter, but the bottle had just been opened. It could have done with a bit more airing.
|Name:||Vinyes Velles de Samsó|
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