i was at wine tasting at our local merchant, and they were pouring 4 varietals from this spanish wine maker. i brought a bottle of this home at a cost of $9. it was a blend of grenache and carignan from the catalunya area. the nose was blackberries and spice. there was also an undertone of earthy mushroom that i always find intriguing. the palate was black currant, some warm spice notes and a nice licorice finish. it had a nice long finish and the tannins were not too overpowering. well worth the price. and look for the little bull hanging on the neck.