PV Tasting Notes
Dark ruby-coloured, made with 50% Monastrell and the balance between Syrah, Tempranillo and Merlot; this has a serious perfume of smoke, mineral, violets, blueberry, and blackberry. Ripe and full-flavoured, it has excellent depth with layers of fruit and very good length, this is a very crowd pleasing wine. I don’t think it’s a keeper, but at this price, who cares, enjoy this through 2013.Independent Review
88 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
The 2008 Carro is 50% Monastrell, 20% Syrah, 20% Tempranillo, and 10% Merlot fermented and aged in stainless steel. Purple-colored, it reveals a fragrant bouquet, of violets, damp earth, incense, and blueberry. On the palate it has surprising grip and concentration for its humble price and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. It will provide pleasure over the next three years.
Try this with Beef or venison chilli, pan roasted squab with braised fennel and or truffles, spice crusted duck with braised endive.
This family company was established in 1925 and has been growing and evolving ever since, latterly passing to Antonio Candela Poveda and his two sons Antonio and Alfredo. The company began in a small bodega (cellar) which has expanded over time according to capacity and technological requirements and now boasts a second winemaking cellar. Today Bodegas Antonio Candela forms part of the family group which also encompasses Señorio de Barahonda as well as Viña de Aliagar, the company which manages the family estates.
Senorio de Barahonda is the oldest winery in Yecla, now run by the fourth generation of the Candela family. They farm 840 acres in and around the town of Yecla in Murcia and the vineyards are planted at a height of 600 to 800 metres above sea level.