Cellar Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica Montsant, 2007 Old Vines Grenache/Syrah, $8.99-$13.99, 87 points, poured a deep maroon trending red with a thin clear wine ring.
First smells were a bit barnyard-like, but transitioned okay into a bland black cherry and bourbon aroma.
The medium-plus body had good acidity and easy, but still noticeable and accelerating tannin.
Flavors were a good, but one dimensional black cherry, earth, mushrooms, and alcohol (14%).
Finished on the trailing palate, warm spice, and some heat.
Cellar Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica Montsant, 2013 Old Vines Grenache/Syrah, $11.99-$13.99, 90 points, poured a deep maroon trending purple with a broad clear wine ring.
Aromatic strawberry, red raspberry, and violets were quite good.
Medium-plus body carried good acidity and firm manageable tannins.
Flavors were dominated by violets, but black cherry, red raspberry, oak, and alcohol (14%) were all good.
Finished long on the trailing palate, bourbon notes, warm spice, and spearmint.