Thursday, 31 March 2016

Oloroso La Garrocha 18%, Bodegas Grant

Very deep walnut stained mahogany with copper tints fading to amber, legs.
Big and solid with lots of walnut, hints of roast chestnut, old oak barrels, candied orange peel, caramel and a savoury edge with a slight oxidative note.
Full bodied and savoury with walnut and slight hints of dried fig and date yet mellows and opens out a bit balanced by a gentle tang of acidity. There is a certain tightness and what it lacks in subtlety is compensated for with power.
This is a big deeply coloured full bodied wine despite its modest age of somewhere between 5 and 8 years. Some of it goes for further ageing for the Reserva Familiar. It has its own distinct character and is a real after dinner wine for cheese and good conversation.
8 Euros

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