Friday, June 27, 2014

Mas Picosa negra de negra 2013

Whole Foods is a great grocery store and one of the largest wine sellers in the United States, but I have noticed that very few bloggers review the wines from this store.  You can find a few posts about whether Whole Foods or Trader Joe's has the best wine for $3.00 but there is not much more.  Since I regularly shop at Whole Foods, I decided to pick up a couple of bottles of wine to give them a try.  The first is a wine from Montsant, Spain - "Mas Picosa negro de negro 2013".

Montsant is a Spanish D.O. for wine located in the Province of Tarragona, which covers 12 municipalities in the vicinity of the Montsant Mountains in southern Spain.  The region has a Mediterranean climate but is inland from the sea.  The main style of wine is powerful reds.

I opened the Mas Picosa an hour ahead of time.  There was not a lot of aroma but the initial taste was somewhat fruit flavored.  However, the finish was bitter, peppery and hot (the Alc. content is 14.5%).  I think the wine is too young and unbalanced.  The bottle cost $12.99 and I would not buy this again.

SC Wine Joe rating = 85