Steve Tanzer 91 points - Notes of mineral and garrigue frame rich blackberry and blueberry fruit in this lithe, firm red. Lively acidity gives it drive, while espresso and licorice flavors add depth. Mazuelo, Syrah and Garnacha. Drink now through 2014. 375 cases made. –TM
The 2005 Mas de Can Blau is a blend of 35% Carinena, 35% Syrah, and 30% Garnacha with the Garnacha and Carinena ranging in age from 65-85 years. Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel and the wine was aged in new French oak for 20 months before being bottled unfiltered. Purple-colored, it 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. It will be at its best between 2013 and 2025.