El Burro Kickass Garnacha. They didn’t call it Kickass for no reason. “El Burro” (the donkey) is a real blockbuster red a lot like the central north Spanish plains it hails from – hot, hot, hot!
And we couldn’t wait to get our hot little hands on a parcel of this Spanish blockbuster. Made by a Master of Wine (a Scottish bloke with Kiwi connections called Norrel Robertson) and imported into NZ by another Master of Wine (Steve Bennett), this is the kind of wine that reminds us why Spanish wines are so damn popular – amazing bang for buck!
This latest 2021 vintage of El Burro Kickass Garnacha and with the previous eight vintages in a row having won a 5 Star award, you get the idea, it’s pretty damn consistent year to year.
Garnacha is the grape (also known as Grenache) and it’s full of rich, juicy flavours of dark berry fruits and plum flavours with a touch of spice. As one international journo put it it – “It’s a perfect backyard burger red!”. Or snarlers, steaks and spicy meaty pizzas!
This is one donkey ride you won’t want to miss so get your ass into gear and chuck a case in the cart.