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  • Blau, Can Blau, Mas Can Blau

    The “Can Blau” series of wines from Juan Gil in Spain are great, all around wines that are perfect drinking on their own or with your favorite food.  These wines are a staple in our cellar and are consistently great from vintage to vintage.  

    Quality and consistency are a hallmark of Juan Gill wines.  These Juan Gill wines originate from the Montsant wine growing region of Spain, which is located in the province of Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain).

    Blau
    Can Blau
    Mas Can Blau
    Price: $10 USDPrice: $14 USDPrice: $40 USD
    Varieties: 50% Carignan, 25% Syrah and 25% GrenacheVarieties: 40% Carignan, 40% Syrah and 20% GrenacheVarieties: 40% Carignan, 40% Syrah and 20% Grenache
    Tasting Notes from Juan Gil:
    The Garnacha vineyards planted in soils known as metamorphic rock llicorella along with Carignan vines growing on clay soils and Syrah in calcareous soils results in a wine of great complexity remaining 4 months in French oak barrels
    Tasting Notes from Steven Tanzer:
    Inky ruby. Deeper and darker in profile than the Blau, displaying aromas of black and blue fruits, bitter chocolate and espresso. Weighty, palate-coating cassis and bitter cherry flavors are enlivened by a spicy nuance. Finishes with solid grip, building tannins and a touch of candied violet.
    Tasting Notes from Steven Tanzer:
    Opaque purple. Exotic, pungent aromas of black and blue fruits, vanillin oak, incense and candied flowers. Ripe and spicy on the palate, offering sweet boysenberry and blueberry preserve qualities and strong notes of coffee, vanilla and cherry-cola. A zesty mineral quality adds lift and bite to the long, sappy, sweet finish.
    Aging: 4 months French oakAging: 12 months French oakAging: 18 months French oak

    These Juan Gil wines are readily available in the US.  You can find out where from Wine-Searcher.