2012 Alceno Premium 50 Barricas Red Blend
This wine is 85% Syrah and 15% Monastrell. If you like Syrah with some character, this is the wine for you. The Monastrell brings a little tannic bite to the finish, kind of like the difference between mild and sharp cheddar. In small doses like this the grape can really take a good wine to the next level, and that’s exactly what I think happens here.
Lots of herbal scents on the nose with spice; then juicy flavors of blueberry, blackberry surrounded by more herbal notes; leads into a deep long finish that is really remarkable for a wine priced this low. Tastes like blueberry pie with bite. A nice wine.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 89 Points
Costco item number: 891543
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA