Borsao wines points of Wine Spectator

In “Sun and Shadows article,” the editor Thomas Matthews, reports on Spanish vintners who have found hope this year despite the pandemic.

He writes, “Spain’s reputation rests primarily on its red wines, which reach heights of quality and ageability comparable to other great wines around the world.”

 He highlights BODEGAS BORSAO as a reliable producer, recommending the BODEGAS BORSAO Garnacha 2018 as a “fresh and juicy, with sweet cherry, tangerine and vanilla flavors.  Features light tannins and just enough tangy acidity to keep the lively fruit in focus.”

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BODEGAS BORSAO Zarihs 2016 – 93 points
“This red marries the ripe fruit and toasty oak of the international style with a savory, rustic character. A thick, polished texture, supported by well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity, carries dark plum, black pepper, soy sauce and loamy earth flavors that are seamless and long.”

BODEGAS BORSAO Berola 2016 – 91 points (Best Value)
“This red is thick yet fresh, fruit-centered but with savory elements for balance. Blackberry, currant, licorice, cocoa and loamy earth flavors mingle over firm, well-integrated tannins, focused by balsamic acidity. In the modern style.”

BODEGAS BORSAO Cabriola 2016 – 91 points
“Full-bodied, yet fresh and lively, this red delivers bold flavors of cherry compote, dried fig, cocoa, toast and licorice. Light, firm tannins and citrusy acidity keep this focused.”

BODEGAS BORSAO Tres Picos 2017 – 90 points
“Smoky, toasty and cocoa notes frame a core of ripe blackberry, currant, blood orange and licorice flavors in this fruit-centered red. Well-integrated tannins and orange peel acidity keep this focused.”