Bodegas Borsao Berola 2014
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|Region||Spain, Campo de Borja|
Jeb Dunnuck"A unique blend of 70% Garnacha, 20% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French and American oak, the 2014 Berola sports a deep purple color as well as lots of plum, currants, sagebrush, and exotic flower-like aromas and flavors. With an herbal edge (no doubt from the Cabernet), this full-bodied blend has a great mid-palate as well as plenty of chocolate on the finish. Drink it anytime over the coming 2-4 years."
Wine SpectatorA round, plush texture carries ripe, fruity flavors of kirsch, blackberry and tangerine, with notes of vanilla, cola and mountain herb. Light, firm tannins keep this grounded, kept lively by citrusy acidity. Garnacha, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2024. 12,000 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Berola is a blend of Garnacha and 20% Syrah aged in French and American oak barrels for 14 months. It has a similar profile to the Bole, but with more influence from the Ã©levage, with Garnacha that was close to getting in the blend of Tres Picos, and Syrah that could almost make it into Zarihs. The nose combines, smoky, spicy and creamy notes with aromas of ripe berries and a touch of earth. It's a matter of style, but I like it less when the oak is more obvious, even if the wider audience might prefer it. However, this should work very well with food and better integrate the oak with a little more time in bottle. 72,000 bottles produced.