A brilliant value Garnacha from Navarra

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A brilliant value Garnacha from Navarra

Garnacha, aka Grenache, is a variety that can tend to soupy lushness when it’s grown in warm climates. Here, in Spain’s Navarra, from old vines, it has produced a really fresh, peppery, full flavoured example that’s just brilliant value for money. In fact, at the multibuy price of £6.99, it may be my best value red of the year.

El Chaparral de Vega Sindoa Old Vines Garnacha 2008 Navarra, Spain
14% alcohol. Very fresh nose with a distinct peppery edge to the sweet cherry and raspberry fruit. The palate shows lovely spicy, peppery savouriness as well as ripe red fruits, supported by some tannin and good acidity. A brilliant example of old vine Grenache, with real personality and admirable balance and restraint. 92/100 (Majestic £9.32, but £6.99 if you buy more than one Spanish wine priced £5+)

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  1. I liked this too. You can pretty much bet on old-vine Garnacha, normally from Aragón but in this case from just over in Navarra, being budget wine bargain of the year!

  2. Joan is very fond of Grenache so I picked up a couple of bottles of this as I remembered this post.

    You’re spot on, it is a delicious drink.

    Thanks for the tip.

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