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René Barbier Mediterranean Red
René Barbier Mediterranean Red
Catalunya DO

Style Light red Old World Country Spain Price $6
Vintage tasted NV Grapes Tempranillo, Garnacha, Monastrell
Website www.renebarbier.com

Overview There are few things better in the world of wine than the taste of a well aged red. So our blind tasters were thrilled that this impressively cheap bottle had the funky, earthy, herbal notes that typically accompany much older, more expensive wines. This wine is non-vintage, so it’s impossible to know exactly how well-aged it actually was—or whether the next bottle will have as many years on it. But at $6, it’s definitely worth taking the chance.

Nose Our blind tasters called it pretty, and admired the dense, funky, earthy aromas.

Mouth The earthy, vegetal notes continue, balanced by some sour cherry. It’s big, but smooth.
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