Bodegas Borsao, “Tres Picos”, Garnacha 2004

by Tim Elliott on October 24, 2006

Now that Wine Blogging Wednesday 26 is over, I can now blog my full tasting notes for this wine…

Tres Picos is made from mountainside grown, 50 year old Garnacha (Grenache) vines from one of Spain’s lesser known appellations, Campo de Borja. The winery, Bodegas Borsao, is a red wine specialist making mostly Grenache and Syrah.

The Campo de Borja region was made a Denomination of Origin (DO) in 1980 with 7,940 hectares of vineyards in production. The region has been producing notable wines since Roman times and has been exported for the past 600 years. Located in north-eastern Spain adjoining the better known Navarra region, Campo de Borja is making a name for itself for it’s fruit-forward red wines. The predominate red varieties are Grenache, Tempranillo, Mazuela, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. White varietals grown there are Macabeo, Moscatel and Chardonnay.

Bodegas Borsao, “Tres Picos“, Garnacha (Grenache), Campo de Borja 2004 ($15) – Dark ruby-purple in color with rustic blackberry and licorice aromas. In the mouth this is a rich and powerful wine with concentrated black cherry and blackberry flavors finishing with white pepper and dusty tannins. A delicious value in old vine Grenache.

14.5% ABV
Natural cork
Score: 90

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  • http://www.catavino.net Ryan

    Great wine from a consistently good producer!

  • http://www.evwg.blogspot.com East Village Wine Geek

    I am so glad your talking about this wine! More people should know about this amazing granacha. It was is so deep and rich and dark and fun to drink. Also the price allows one to just go ahead and buy a case of it to have for when friends show up. Great wine for this time of year. I acyually did a post on it back in June but you picked the perfect time of year to expose this one. Cheers!

    http://evwg.blogspot.com/2006/06/boraso-tres-picos-2004-oh-what-wine.html

    East Village Wine Geek

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  • Daniel

    any idea when the 2006 vintage will be on the market

  • http://winecast.net Tim

    Umm, 2004 is currently in the store here so I’m sure 2005 will be following soon… I’d guess 2006 is still in barrel, so early 2009 seems about right for release.

  • ltuna

    Got the “06” today. Very nice.

  • ron kempf

    looking for a local distributer in the Atlanta, Ga. area. for Tres Picos-Borsao Granach. I own a liquor store here and have had several requests.

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      Ron: Bodegas Borsao is imported by Jorge Ordóñez' Tempranillo Inc.

    • Jennifer Hutcherson

      Ron, if you are Shannon Head's ex-husband, please send an email to jhutcherson@titanadgroup.com. I am her old friend Jeni and have thought of you often and hoped you and your kids are well. James and I are living on Tybee Island. One of us brings you up often and thinks she's crazy for letting you get away. :)

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