Cien y Pico, Doble Pasta 2007 Manchuela
Made from Garnacha Tintorera (aka the teinturier grape Alicante Bouschet, a cross between Petit Bouschet and Grenache, so not a true Grenache). Vines over 100 years old. 19 months in 20% new French oak. Screwcap. pH 3.65, TA 5.3 g/l, VA 0.682 g/l, RS 2.9 g/l.
Very dark, almost blackish purple. Molten nose, chocolatey, seductive, blackberry liqueur. Top notes of violets. Very dense and rich, with opulent fruit but somehow not sweet. Deep mulberry fruit laced with pure cocoa and dark peppery spices. A touch of wild and slightly bitter black olive on the finish. Long and lingering. (TC) 14%. 17/20 Drink 2010-2014