This Spanish blend of Grenache and Syrah offers up fascinating aromas and flavors of ripe fruit accented by game, chocolate and vanilla. With a medium body and firm tannins, things intensify at mid palate, then fade quickly, leaving you begging for more.
"Made for the American market, the 2002 Mas Donis Barrica is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah aged 10 months in a combination of American and French oak. There are 15,000 cases of this offering, which tastes like a baby Priorat. A dense purple color gives up scents of creosote, blackberries, kirsch liqueur, new saddle leather, and meat. Complex, rich, and nearly too serious for a wine in this price range, this is a concentrated, heady 2002 to enjoy over the next 2-3 years. It is a great value!"