Venta del Puerto No. 18 Vendimia Selección - Spain - 2012

Spanish cab overwhelms any syrah in this blend, resulting in something that may not be better than the sum of its parts, just different than them. The fruit hire is surprisingly ripe and a bit acerbic. Finish was shallow. Was served aerated when tasted, left to stand before drinking. Didn’t help much. So-so. Notes of blackberry.