Every time I’ve tried this wine, it’s been less than 3 years old, and I’ve wished I could have seen it with a lot more bottle age, to see what happens to the oak imprint – anyone have any mature vintages?
Borsão Tres Picos Garnacha 2012, Campo de Borja, Spain (£12.95 Saddleworth Wine Vault)
Currently a bit of a growler, with that young oaky feeling that comes across in slightly rubbery fashion. But there’s this wealth of dark fruit, heady warm bramble and berry, with some of the classic earthy warmth of Spain and a rich spicy finish. Concentrated and intense, but needs either plenty of sloshing round a decanter or more time in bottle to show at its best. S (and probably deserves a bit more than that…)