Sunday, August 12, 2007

2005 El Burro Kickass Garnacha

Yes, I bought this bottle mainly due to the label. It struck me as amusing. Plus, I am willing to take chances on inexpensive Spanish wines, as many of them are decent wines.

The 2005 El Burro Kickass Garnacha ($12) is 100% old vines, over 100 years old, Garnacha and aged for four months in American oak. It is produced in the Navarra D.O. and has an alcohol content of 13.5%. This is a juicy wine, with lots of raspberry and dark cherry flavors with a tinge of vanilla. It is a very smooth wine with a moderate finish. It has mild tannins and a nice balance. A great BBQ wine that goes well with burgers and steak tips.

This is not just a gimmick wine. It is a tasty, inexpensive wine that should please. Another one of the good value wines from Spain. A definite Drink & Buy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great bottle! You're definitely right about this one. It's a serious wine with an non-serious name. I saw that Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave it an 89 point score. -James