Deep and sweet, Tres Picos Borsao is cherry red in color with a hint of purple tones. In the nose, there is a boundless bouquet of mature red fruits with traces of flowers that are typical of the best Garnachas. In the mouth, it is rich and well-structured simultaneously conveying flavors of blackberries, strawberries and tones of leather, vanilla and plums. Perfectly combined with a sweet and pleasant tannin, Tres Picos Borsao leaves us with a long, silky and balanced finish.
"The flagship of this portfolio is the perennially outstanding Tres Picos. The 2008 Tres Picos is 100% Garnacha old vines in which 50% was aged in tank and 50% in French oak for 10 months. It gives up a compelling nose of black cherry fruit that jumps from the glass along with earth and mineral notes. Plush on the palate bordering on voluptuous, this pleasurebent,
full-flavored effort will drink well for another 3-4 years
although few will be able to resist its charms for that long."
The Wine Advocate
"Opaque purple. Exotically perfumed bouquet of dark berry preserves, smoky minerals, potpourri and Indian spices, with a strong note of cracked pepper; smells like a high-end northern Rhone wine. Very spicy and tightly focused, offering juicy red and dark berry flavors and sexy notes of candied flowers and cocoa powder. Finishes with a wallop of sweet red berries and lingering, seductive spiciness; as ridiculous a value as one can find these days. The yield for this wine was reportedly under two tons per acre."
International Wine Cellar
"A racy and pretty young red. Real Grenache or Garnacha character. Beautiful aromas of flowers and blackberries, with hints of minerals. Full body, with a vanilla bean and fruit character, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Even a little black pepper."
This wine has a hit of alcohol but it is smoothly integrated with the fruity/flowery forward taste and the velvet finish. Vanilla and spice comes at mid-tongue. Powerful and a good value.
Can't beat this for the price.
For the money this wine is an incredible value. Deep full ruby color in the glass. The nose has spice, blackberry, plum and cigar. The taste is great, a full, bold red with tannins that come in waves. A slight hint of oak to round it off, makes this a great value for a complex wine.