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2012 Celler de Capçanes, Peraj Ha'abib, Montsant

( £25.95, 14.5% )

This is a complex blend of old vine Garnacha with Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan (Samsó) from one of the best cooperatives in Spain. Think of it as a mini-Priorat, but at a slightly lower price. Plum, spice and chocolate-like flavours are appealingly intertwined here, with the Cabernet adding some leafy freshness to the herbal, earthy Mediterranean flavours. The minerality and the acidity keep the wine fresh, despite its comparatively high alcohol. 

BuyDrinking window: 2014-16Similar Wines: £20-£30, 91-95, Spain, Red, Cabernet Sauvignon