The As Ladieras from Cuevas de Arom is different. I have not tasted anything like this from Campo de Borja before. It’s honest, without any makeup or trickery, but it does not go too far with low intervention – it’s clean and faultless. I like that too.
It shows traditional Old-World Grenache character with raisin and strawberry notes, a touch of leather and cinnamon. A savoury, restrained style with noticeable development, some forest floor aromas suggesting full maturity in a few years. Bold and loosely knit palate, with some heat and powdery tannins on the finish – so typical Grenache structure, it’s almost like an old school Chateauneuf-du-Pape.