I started with a white and a red from Tomàs Cusiné, from Costers del Segre.
2014 Auzells, Tomàs Cusiné
This is a interesting blend of an array of grapes - Macadeu, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Albarîno and Chardonnay. Sounds weird, but it works. The nose is light, fresh and outgoing with notes of grass, peach, elderberries, summer flowers and acacia honey. Very salivating.
The taste is young, fresh, fruity and rather elegant with notes of fresh herbs, grass, white currants and
tangerines. The finish is medium long and dry. Very, very good. A really refreshing wine, although it is hard to peg a dominate grape character.
89p (tasted 2015/07)
2012 Geol, Tomàs Cusiné
The Geol is a blend of Samsò, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It sports a big, varm nose with lots of ripe plums, cocoa, red beet juice, burning autumn leaves and the aroma of a beef getting the Maillard coating on the grill. Complex but a tad top heavy.
The taste is slimmer, yet sturdy and concentrated with notes of plums, dark chocolate, liquorice, warm autum leaves and even a hint of port wine feeling (the label says 14,5%). Long, dark, warm and concentrated. A wine for the November stews. Today it is a bit too much.
88p (tasted 2015/07)