Spanish Red

Bodegas Gormaz

12 Linajes Reserva Tempranillo 2012

This 9 year old Spanish wine is very tasty, once it opens up and much better the next day.

Showing black fruits with earth, tobacco, wood, earth, light vegetables, graphite, spices, peppercorn and smoke.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plenty of fruits. Nicely balanced with nice complexity. Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.

Long tangy finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

Delicious once it opens up.

100% Tempranillo grapes were aged in French and American oak barrels for 24 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.
— 2 days ago

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Excellent review as always.

Viñedos y Bodegas Pablo

Gran Viu Finca Santiaga Garnacha Blend 2004

Exceptional - meant for supping. Unusual combination of fruity and earthy on the palate with plum and slight fig winning out at the lingering finish. Delightful! — 14 days ago

Eddie, Jamie and 1 other liked this

Bodegas Alto Moncayo

Veraton Campo de Borja Garnacha 2017

Nariz: mora, ciruela, regaliz, vainilla

Boca: frutoso al ataque, Tanino M+, Acidez M, Alcohol alto y algo evidente en boca.
— 5 hours ago

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La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2007

Decanted 8 hours!
My tip that is a minimum. Now at 12 hours and a palate that is influenced by meat and cheese the wine starts to blossom. Cherry, cinnamon, vanilla and some almond paste. Nice rioja this is.
— 6 days ago

Chris, John and 6 others liked this

Viñedos del Contino (CVNE)

Single Vineyard Rioja Garnacha 2015

Ming L
9.4

Red cherry, strawberry, plum, fresh herbs, balsamic, and hint of lavender fills an aromatic and deep nose. Soft juicy entry with flavors mimic the nose but lightly candied. Medium to full body that’s beautifully textured. Bright acidity and polished tannins.

This is in great contrast to Alto Moncayo, showing off PN-like elegance. Still packing a punch though. Need to find couple of bottles to cellar.
— 15 days ago

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Cacharel 12 Linajes

Crianza Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2014

This is a really nice Tempranillo from Ribera Del Duero in Spain.

Showing black fruits with tobacco notes, earth, wood, coffee, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, cola and peppercorn.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and a tangy finish.

Good by itself or with food. Needs a few hours to open up properly, so give it time.

Tasty and fruit forward with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.
— 11 days ago

Daniel P., Dawn and 15 others liked this

Bodegas Pinord

Clos del Mas Priorat Red Blend 2019

Vintage 2019 | a basket from leather, with lots of cherries, a touch of raspberry, warm spicyness, good acidity. Went very well with Entrecôte with hollandaisesauce and black garlic mousse | at Pollevie — 7 days ago

Ericsson, Tom and 11 others liked this

Castell de Santueri

Mallorca Rouge 2017

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of red fruit, subtle black olive, red and black cherry, mulberry, earth; dry, medium plus acid, medium tannins, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors that are much more ripe and savory than aromas; beautifully expressive and perfumed on palate — 9 days ago

Severn, Michael and 1 other liked this

Bodegas Luis Pérez

El Muelle de Olaso Carrascal 2017

This Andalusian producer does a wonderful red, so jumped at chance to try the blanco, & what a treat,especially for 13$. Solidly medium to big bodied, notes of white flowers, savory lemon curd, & verbena. Begs for food. Made by Luis Perez, who apparently does an old school, non solera aged sherry as well. Unfortunately paired with yet another Mets loss… — 25 days ago

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Clos Erasmus

Laurel Priorat Garnacha Blend 2017

Jan A
9.2

Although the Clos Erasmus pedigree clearly shines through, this is nowhere ready for drinking as advertised by the grower. The tannins need more time, although I doubt if I would ever rate this in the 94-95 range. The palate is full of spices and wood (cedar and oak) but the acid/tannin component could be better balanced. Excellent QPR nevertheless. — 17 days ago

Peter, Eric and 12 others liked this
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Lovely dish, too!!!