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Cellar Can Blau Can Blau 2009
Cellar Can Blau Can Blau 2009
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  BN#426864
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Carignan, Syrah, Grenache
Region: Spain » Montsant
Producer: Cellar Can Blau
Alcohol: 13.5%
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Cellar Can Blau

With 60 acreas of hillside vineyards averaging 35 years of age, the Can Blau estate is located in horse-shoe- shaped Montsant, a D.O. surrounding Priorat on three sides. Varietals are matched to vineyard soils, microcli- mates and exposures, encouraging wines of great depth and complexity: Cariñena is planted in sandy-clay soils, syrah in chalky soils, and Garnacha in llicorella (dark, dense slate soils so celebrated in Priorat). Despite the fact D.o. Montsant has only recently received formal recognition, it has always been considered a historic region. as a longtime wine source, this rugged mountainous area has a long tradition of producing wonderfully robust yet elegant wines.

Wine Spectator

Cherry, pomegranate, mountain herb and smoke notes mingle in this expressive red. There's a gentle texture, yet well-integrated tannins provide structure and bright acidity enlivens the floral finish. Mazuelo, Syrah and Garnacha. Drink now through 2015.

Score: 91. —Thomas Matthews, February 29, 2012.

Wine Advocate

The 2009 Can Blau is made up of 40% Carinena, 40% Syrah, and 20% Garnacha aged for 12 months in French oak. Wood smoke, spice box, incense, lavender, black cherry and plum aromas are followed by a mouth-filling, round, dense wine with outstanding grip and length. It over-delivers in a big way. Drink it over the next 6-8 years

Score: 90. —Jay Miller, May 2011.

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