Gran Bombero Garnacha (2006)

It’s Monday night. I took the day off after a busy weekend of work-related events. The day was beautiful–sunny and unseasonably warm for an early-March day in Michigan. I did some crocheting; I went for a run; and I spent time in the kitchen making spaghetti and meatballs (and coleslaw) for dinner.

This Spanish wine has a rich purple color. The nose is licorice and plums. It tastes deliciously spicy and the finish is surprisingly creamy — but, just when you think it might be a touch on the bland side,  a spicy bite on the finish saves the day.

4 Responses to “Gran Bombero Garnacha (2006)”

  1. Lisa Says:

    My brother passed away and left behind a lot of wine.
    He has bottles of the Gran Bombero 2006 Garnacha.
    Is it worth anything?
    Thanks

    • Tom & Melody Says:

      Lisa — I’m sorry about your brother. If you are asking whether the wine is worth money. . .no. But it would certainly be worth saving to enjoy on special occasions. And, it is priceless in terms of having something your brother enjoyed.

  2. Las Rocas Source Says:

    Do you enjoy Spanish wines in general? One thing we’ve noticed lately is that “old world” wines seem to be making a huge comeback, especially varietals from Spain (though their counterparts from Argentina and other locations are also enjoying a great deal of popularity). Our theory is that wines like Garnacha, such as our Las Rocas label, are more balanced and friendly than some Cabernets, Syrahs, and even Pinot Noirs – which are made all over the world. Garnacha is made in a lot of countries, too, but there’s nothing like those old vines, and we’ve gotten good feedback from a surprisingly wide variety of wine lovers.

    • Tom & Melody Says:

      Yes, we love Spanish wines. We find them to be an exceptional value. While we enjoy “new world” wine, we have come to appreciate and enjoy the “old world” wines even more so.


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