Wine Of The Week – Gratavinum GV5 2007
Each week I like to choose a new wine to introduce to our fans. These wines vary by region, by varietal and even by price. I don’t think cost and value are necessarily related. So I like to focus on wines I have experienced on my travels and I think our fans will enjoy trying. salut!
91 Points, Wine Advocate
The 2007 GV5 is composed of 55% Samso [Carinyena], 20% Garnacha, with the balance Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 10 months in new French and Hungarian oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it displays an alluring nose of toasty minerals, underbrush, black cherry, blueberry, and plum. It, too, sports a racy personality with lively acidity providing counterpoint to the wine’s rich and layered fruit. This well balanced effort will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring and offer prime drinking from 2013 to 2022.
Jay Miller, #188 (April 2010)