Borsao Berola 2014
The 2014 Berola is a blend of Garnacha and 20% Syrah aged in French and American oak barrels for 14 months. It has a similar profile to the Bole, but with more influence from the élevage, with Garnacha that was close to getting in the blend of Tres Picos, and Syrah that could almost make it into Zarihs. The nose combines, smoky, spicy and creamy notes with aromas of ripe berries and a touch of earth. It's a matter of style, but I like it less when the oak is more obvious, even if the wider audience might prefer it. However, this should work very well with food and better integrate the oak with a little more time in bottle. 72,000 bottles produced.