2016 Bodegas Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha

Year: 2016
Appellation: Campo de Borja
Country: Spain
Wine Spectator: 86
Wine Advocate: 90
James Suckling: 92
Jeb Dunnuck: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
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"Kirsch, candied orange and vanilla flavors are bold and sweet in this exuberant red. Light tannins and tangerine acidity keep this lively. Drink now through 2021. 32,000 cases made.-TM" (WS)

"The minty and balsamic 2016 Tres Picos Garnacha is difficult to identify as Garnacha. It matured in new French oak barrels for five months, which gives it a roasted and smoky character. It's very intense and might overpower food. It has abundant tannins and a dusty texture. A very oaky red in the end-of-the-1990s style. 192,000 bottles produced.

Borsao is the producer of some of the most popular wines made with Garnacha from Aragón that are imported into the US. They keep moving forward, now with an investment of 15 million euros to improve their winery. The current output is around nine million bottles per vintage. Good value wines." (WA)

"More delicate and floral than many garnachas from this area with a great balance on the palate between delicately sweet fruit, fresh dry tannins and crisp acidity. A lot of energy and excitement on the long finish. Drink or hold." (JS)

"A wine that over-delivers in just about every vintage, the 2016 Tres Picos is always 100% Garnacha from red/iron-laced soils, destemmed and brought up in French oak barrels. Raspberries, spice, dried flowers and potpourri notes all emerge from this juicy, front end-loaded, absolutely delicious red that has a touch of vanilla, medium to full-bodied richness, and a great finish. Drink it over the coming 2-4 years." (JD)

2001 Tres Picos Rating:87
2002 Tres Picos Rating:88
2003 Tres Picos Rating:90
2004 Tres Picos Rating:91
2005 Tres Picos Rating:91
2006 Tres Picos Rating:91
2007 Tres Picos Rating:91
2008 Tres Picos Rating:91
2009 Tres Picos Rating:92
2010 Tres Picos Rating:92
2011 Tres Picos Rating:90
2012 Tres Picos Rating:92
2013 Tres Picos Rating:90
2014 Tres Picos Rating:90
2015 Tres Picos Rating:91
2016 Tres Picos Rating:90

Winery Notes:
Characteristics of the vineyard: Mountain vineyards with an age of 35 to 60 years situated at an altitude of 600-700 meters, on stony, slimy soils with clay and limestone.

Maceration during 20-25 days in total. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of between 25º-30º C. The wine is submitted to an aging of 5 months in new bordelaise barrels of French oak.

Tasting notes:
Very intense cherry red colour with tones of purple. Presents in the nose a great concentration of aromas of ripe red fruit with floral nuances. In the mouth it is a well structured rich wine that evokes tastes of blackberry, plum and tones of leather and vanilla, with a soft and silky tannin.