Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fantastic 93 point Spanish red wine for under $20! Besllum from the Montsant region

Every once in awhile you open up a new wine and go - WOW!  That is a great wine at a reasonable price.

Last night that happily happened when I opened a 2008 Besllum red wine from the Montsant region in Spain, near Priorat and about 1 & 1/2 hours south of Barcelona.

This wine is big and bold, with deep red berry flavours and lots of other interesting notes.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gives it a big 93 point score and I concur.

Best of all - it's $19.99 at BC Liquor Stores and they have over 1,600 bottles. Click here and you can find some.

Here's what the winemaker has to say about it:

"Besllum has a deep dark color with aromas of blackberry, blueberry, exotic spices, lavender, mineral, and pain grille. Concentrated with a full body and flavors reminiscent of sweet fruit. 

There is just enough acidity to carry the flavor through the long, supple finish.

Composition: Carinena 45%, Garnacha 45%, Syrah 10%"

Go get some now - great with BBQ food!