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2004 Altavins Terra Alta Ilercavonia

  • 2004 Altavins Terra Alta Ilercavonia – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona, Terra Alta (6/30/2006)
    Brass color with a slight twinkle to it. The nose has a strong cantaloupe aroma to it with hints of mushroom, dark raspberries and fresh cut grass. Incredibly sensuous and silky in the mouth with medium acidity and a slight acrid finish that put me off a bit in the beginning. However, once the wine opened up a bit, the bitterness settled allowing a buttery flavor to come forth. Flavors of dark blood red orange, mushroom and melon on the palate. Has a nice gentle lingering finish. Interestingly, I preferred this wine with food than without. At this point, I feel it is more a food wine than a sipping wine.
    4 grape