The purple colored 2006 Mas de Can Blau reveals a complex, sophisticated perfume of toast, slate, smoke, espresso, black cherry, and blueberry. This leads to a wine with a full-bodied personality, layers of flavor, gobs of fruit, and a pure, lengthy finish.
92 Points – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate:
The 2006 Mas de Can Blau is a blend of Carinena, Syrah, and Garnacha. The wine was aged for 20 months in new French oak before bottling without filtration. Dark crimson-colored, it offers up an alluring nose of balsam wood, pencil lead, rose petals, cherry, and black raspberry. Suave and elegant on the palate, it has superb depth and richness, savory flavors, and a silky finish. It will benefit from another 1-2 years of cellaring and drink well through 2018.
92 Points – Wine Spectator:
Over the top, but still seductive, this full-bodied red is rich and sweet, with blackberry jam, dark chocolate, fig cake, licorice and toasted almond flavors. Plush, with well-integrated tannins and hard candy acidity. A full-blown international style. Drink now through 2012. 375 cases made.
91 Points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar:
Inky ruby. Primary cherry skin and blackberry aromas start off reduced but slowly open to reveal baking spices and dusty minerals. Spicy dark berry flavors stain the palate and are firmed by chewy tannins, which gain power with air. Tannins grip the finish, which leaves dark fruit and licorice flavors behind. In a more brooding style than the ’05, and I don’t think that this is just a function of its youth.