Monday, January 4, 2010

Vega Escal Priorat

Viticultors del Priorat (for Reserva de la Tierra) Vega Escal
Carignan, Grenache, Shiraz
Priorat, Spain

$15.10 -- Wine Library, Springfield, NJ

Color: Medium to deep red with purple tinge
Nose: Raspberry, orange rind, a little heat, chocolate pudding
Body: Medium
Front: Raspberry
Middle: Espresso, a hint of milk chocolate shavings
Back: Soft tannins, cardboard
Burns clean?:
Cap: Cork

There would appear to be some sort of cultish thing going on with Priorat wine, judging from the production history of this wine. It's okay; I'm not floored, but if you like Spanish reds you may find this wine very good. It doesn't go well with Stereolab's music, but it stood up to roast beef leftovers with cheesy potatoes and green bean casserole.