Can Blau 2008 from Montsant, Spain.

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Can Blau Front Label adjusted


Mazuelo 40%, Syrah 40%  Garnacha 20%




Can Blau Montsant

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The Can Blau, on the nose shows dark black-fruit (black-cherry and plum), intense licorice and herbs. Very rich, and reminiscent of a Priorat, but needed to give it a few minutes to "unwind".
Medium in body, doesn’t overwhelm. The rich dark-fruit continues with plenty of licorice, good minerality, and a hint of bitter chocolate. Love the finish, really stays with you without being too "astringent".
I had a vague idea of what I was looking for before I opened this bottle, and I’m glad to say I wasn’t disappointed. I also think that a few more years in the bottle wouldn’t be a bad thing for the Can Blau.




Like the wines from neighboring Priorat, it has been suggested that Montsant wines work better with food than without (although this wine tasted pretty good to me by itself). Try the Can Blau Montsant with ossobuco, lamb shank, duck, venison, or even pizza. In terms of cheese, give thought to aged Pecorino, Parmesan, Pecorino or Parmesan.



Some of the values coming out of Spain right now are ridiculous (in a good way)! Don’t be confused for thinking that everything coming out Spain is peaches and cream though, there’s also a lot of cheap and nasty, generic tasting garbage! Choose wisely!

Can Blau Montsant Back Label

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