2006 Carchelo Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Altico"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Altico"
Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)
Grape blend: 90% Syrah & 10% Monastrell
State or country: Spain
Cases produced: 3,000
KWG Score: 89.7 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)
Review date: July 27, 2008
Wine Review: It is not often that we get to try Syrah from Spain. This dark ruby red wine opens with a black raspberry like bouquet with notes of shitake mushrooms and coffee as well. On the palate, this wine is a light to medium bodied wine that is lively and fruity with some juicy cherry flavors along with some spicy blackberry and oak influences. The finish is quite dry, with moderate tannins that linger for some time. This wine would pair well with veal parmigianna. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Ninety percent Syrah from an organically farmed vineyard planted in early 1995, with 10% old-vine Monastrell. Aged 10 months in used French oak. Super ripe and creamy texture enfolds deep blackberry compote within classic black pepper flavors, followed by a long and lingering finish.
Organic status: not organic
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