The past few weeks I have experienced an onslaught of tastings. Some of the wines have been good, some have been horrible but since last Tuesday the game stepped up to a new level with one wine flooring me.
If you have never heard of the grape Samso, don't worry I just learned about it too! Samso (there is an accent above the "o" going to the right but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to add the symbol) is Catalan for Carinena (aka Carignan) and is grown all over Spain but in Montsant and Priorato you will finds some amazing examples of this varietal. Clos de Noi, Samso Montsant 2007 rocked me and I urge everyone to seek this wine out. I have not been able to find an image of the label, but when I do I will re-post this entry with the label.