Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hard to say Besllum is easy to drink exciting Spanish wine

One of the absolutely greatest things about wine is its constant ability to surprise us with new bottles from new regions of incredible quality.

The2008 Cellar Besslum from the MontSant region of Spain is just one of those "why have I never heard of this?" wines. It is rated 93 points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate and retails in BC government liquor stores for just $19.99.

A red blend of Carinena 45%, Garnacha 45%, Syrah 10%, it is dark, with "aromas of blackberry, blueberry, exotic spices, lavender, mineral," say the winemaker's notes.

UPDATE - And despite my telling everyone about this great wine, the BC Liquor Stores still have almost 3,000 bottles left as of December 14, 2013!

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