Jumilla-Calatayud-Monstant-Almansa-Castilla y Leon-Rueda-Rias Baixas, Spain

Gil Family Estates has a wide portfolio of Spanish wines with different characteristics and backgrounds. All of them with a common denominator: produced with different indigenous grape varietals, a refined image, and an unbeatable relation between its quality and its price.

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Can Blau - Vegan

SKU 855726
Country Spain
Region Montsant
Type Red
Varietal Blend - Carinena, Syrah, Grenache
Listing Speculative
Case Config. 12x750ml
Available In BC AB

Colour

Brilliant ruby red in colour.

Aroma

Wood smoke, spice box, incense, lavender, black cherry and plum aromas on the nose.

Flavour

Rich, red fruit flavours with hints of spice on the finish.

Food Pairing

Grilled red meats, hard cheeses and savoury pasta dishes.

More Info

The Carinena and Garnacha vines used for the production of these wines have an approximate age ranging from 25 to 40 years, the vineyar ds of Garnacha are around 2,000 ft altitude in the area of Cornudella de Montsant on slate soils, Carinena vineyards in Darmes and Masroig area on clay soils and Syrah vineyards are located on limestone soils.

91 pts

James Suckling, Jul/2019

2018 -

"A vibrant nose with ripe dark berries, as well as an earthy thread. The palate has such rich, fleshy fruit that sails on fine, velvety tannin. Impressive purity, too. Drink or hold."

91 pts

James Suckling, Jul/2019

2017 -

"Some gentle lift on the nose here with a flash of toasty oak spice. The palate has a very succulent and supple feel with rich dark berries and an approachable, ripe and fleshy feel. Drink now."

90 pts

Guía Peñin 2020

2017 -

89 pts

Wine Spectator Online

2017 -

"Round and juicy, showing bright cherry and red plum fruit, with floral, spice and vanilla notes, light tannins and citrusy acidity. Cariñena blend."

89 pts

Wine Spectator Online

2017 -

"Round and juicy, showing bright cherry and red plum fruit, with floral, spice and vanilla notes, light tannins and citrusy acidity. Cariñena blend."—T.M.

92 pts

Antonio Galloni's Vinous, Apr/2019

2016 -

"Deep, lurid ruby. A perfumed, smoke-accented bouquet evokes fresh cherry, cassis and licorice, along with a building floral overtone. Lively and expansive on the palate, offering intense dark fruit and violet pastille flavors that are lifted by a core of juicy acidity. Youthfully taut tannins add shape to a very long, sweet finish that leaves smoky mineral and floral notes behind. (aged for a year in new and used French oak barrels)"

90 pts

Guía Peñin 2020

2016 -

93 pts

James Suckling, Jul/2017

2015 -

This has plenty of sweetly spicy oak that is matched by abundant ripe and vibrant fruits. Blueberries, currants and purple cherries with chocolate and spice. A very fluid, modern and attractive wine. Try around 2020.

 

91 pts

Antonio Galloni's Vinous, Apr/2019

2015 -

"Bright purple. Spice-tinged dark fruit liqueur and floral aromas are complemented by peppery spices and licorice flourishes. Sweet, seamless and broad in the mouth, offering juicy black raspberry, cherry-cola and allspice flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. Blends richness and vivacity and finishes long and appealingly sweet, with sneaky tannins that fold nicely into the wine's sappy dark fruit. (raised in new and used French oak barrels)"

 

Wine Spectator, Nov/2017

2015 -

"This solid red has a dense texture, supported by firm tannins and fresh acidity. Plum and currant flavors mingle with mountain herb, loamy earth and smoky notes. A bit rustic, but balanced. Mazuelo, Syrah and Garnacha. Drink now through 2025. 6,500 cases made."

 

91 pts

James Suckling Dec/2016

2014 -

"A lovely Montsant with red-fruit, floral and soft-spice character. Medium body and a medium level of soft tannins. Delicate and clean. Drink now."

91 pts

Antonio Galloni's Vinous, Jan/2017

2014 -

"(fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for a year in new and used French oak barrels) Opaque ruby. Ripe black and blue fruit scents carry smoky mineral and licorice nuances and a subtle touch of violet. Sappy and seamless in texture, offering sweet boysenberry and floral pastille flavors and a jolt of enlivening spiciness. Finishes silky, energetic and quite long, with lingering florality and sneaky tannic grip."