Cellers Fuentes Finca El Puig 2002
|Region||Spain, Catalonia, Priorato|
Black cherry, toast, tobacco and mineral notes mingle in this maturing red. The structure is still firm, but the tannins are beginning to melt into the spicy finish, and the acidity is still lively. Grenache, Carignane, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Drink now through 2012. 1,500 cases made.
This Garnacha- and Carignan-based wine offers a brilliant color and a true bouquet of graphite, mineral, char and black fruit. Thus expectations are high as you head to the palate, which turns out to be sheer, acidic and hard. Amid the scour you'll pull out plum and blackberry flavors. It gets it two-thirds right; the nose and color are there but the mouthfeel is lacking.