Spain

Envinate

Albahra Garnacha Tintorera 2018

Peculiar. Incredibly acidic - like Barolo but without the tannins (tannin is quite mild). The acidity is felt not on entry but as the wine moves through the palate, at the back of the tongue and roof of the mouth. There is very sour blackberry, crushed cherry and some (misplaced?) green pepper and green peppercorn notes, alongside the acidity which has a white grapefruit edge. Very taught, linear and quite difficult to appreciate beyond that wall of acidity.

Ultimately quite a confusing wine, but I wonder if this just needs a few years laying down to allow the acidity to better integrate. Had improved by the third glass, after three hours of air, with a pleasingly dry finish, but nonetheless I see this as a wine that could improve.
— 5 days ago

Josh liked this

Las Almenas

Tempranillo 2019

Color deep purple. Nose is leather. Taste is plums with earth notes and a spicy pepper finish. — 5 days ago

Kristen Henderson
with Kristen

Bodegas Faustino

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2005

Bing cherry color in the glass with a ruby rim. Just the barest touch of bricking but certainly nothing to be concerned about. Spice and red fruit dominate this nose with black pepper and cherries leading the way. Fresh cut tomatoes, plums, and lavender show up too.

Showing pretty well at this age with no discernible defects. In fact, the fruit is fresh and lively. It’s not an overly complicated wine but it is classy. As much as an old reliable as there can be, it’s silky on the tongue with firm tannins. Vanilla, oak, and damp moss on the palate. This is a winner and reliable as all hell. Pretty stuff.
— 7 days ago

Josh, Kevin and 2 others liked this

Bodegas Pio Del Ramo

P Tinto Roble Red Blend 2016

Deep purple color. Aromas of black fruit, aromatic herb balsamic and dried violets. Black fruit flavors, vanilla and roasted oak flavors. 🇪🇸
60% Monastrell, 20% Syrah and 20% Petit Verdot.
— 14 days ago

Tom, Aaron and 13 others liked this

Pago De Los Balagueses

Vino de Pago Garnacha Tintorera Merlot 2016

Fresh plum and raspberry notes, youthful, dances on the tongue. — 13 days ago

Daniel P., MICHAEL and 1 other liked this

Dominio do Bibei

Lalume White Blend 2017

Waxes, hints of pineapple, lemmon, subtle oak spices. Complex, ample body and acid and integrated oak. Good length. — 8 days ago

Domaines Lupier

El Terroir Old Vines Garnacha 2014

Ted
9.3

Outstanding Grenache. Drinking so well right now. I think this was $24. Well done — 7 days ago

Jeni
with Jeni
David, Ron and 5 others liked this

Bodegas Ego

Goru 18 M Monastrell Cabernet Sauvignon

Ok i like this wine. This is a very good blend and for the price of like 22ish bucks hey, worth it. I stay away from a lot of Spanish wines especially from rioja because Tempranillo sucks..i mean maybe its good but I just have no invested a bunch of money into a grape I'm not fond of so who knows. But this wine is a good reminder to not let bias get in the way of a good purchase. — 25 days ago

Monje

Tradicional Listan Negro

Strawberries, black pepper, cedar. — 12 days ago

Paul, Josh and 1 other liked this

Bodega Matías i Torres

Las Machuqueras Blanco La Palma Palomino 2016

Robe or
Nez fruit jaune dense
Bouche épaisse dense fiable nerveuse et grasse
Beau vin d accord
— 13 days ago

Romain and Serge liked this