Escoces Volante 3000 Anos Bullas 2006
"The 2006 3000 Anos is a splendid example of old-vine Monastrell (50%) blended with 50% Syrah from the little-known D.O. of Bullas. It was aged for 12 months in 500-liter new French oak with batonnage by rotation of the barrels. Opaque purple-colored, it delivers a brooding, very Provencal nose of cedar, garrigue, violets, lavender, blueberry, and blackberry. This leads to a layered, ripe, structured, strapping wine with enough tannin to evolve for 6-8 years. The wine has more than enough fruit to provide balance and the finish is long and pure. Drink it from 2013 through 2025."
*93 points Wine Advocate, February 2008