Spanish Red

Bodegas Borsao

Monte Oton Campo de Borja Garnacha 2007


Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Nose of plums, cherries, currants, spices, light oak, licorice, dark coffee, earth, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with black and red fruits, earth, light oak, licorice, chocolates and coffee.

Medium length on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 15 year old Spanish Garnacha, drinks very fresh. Has a lot of sediments in the bottle, but otherwise I would have guessed it was a 2015 vintage.

Not showing too much complexity, and will probably be still drinkable in the next 5 to 10 years, although there is no reason to wait. I had it a couple of years ago and it is still drinking nicely.

Tasty and easy drinking with mild complexity. A nice easy red to start the evening with.

Needed 45 minutes in the decanter to show the nice tannins. Good by itself or with food.

100% Garnacha grapes.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.
— 2 days ago

Ted, Daniel and 14 others liked this

Clos Figueres

Font de la Figuera Priorat Red Blend 2016

While the 2012 was listed on the wine menu, and we were bummed it wasn’t available (it’s absolutely singing rn), we really loved the 2016. Same profile—big bold red w good acidity and an earthy taste. Big tannins too. This is delicious but a little too young. Will be great in another 3-5 years or more. — 8 days ago

Sharon, Brent and 12 others liked this

Bodegas Gormaz

12 Linajes Reserva Tempranillo 2012

This is excellent! It's nice to be able to buy a well-cellared wine. Cedar, spice, clove, and cherry tobacco nose. Medium weight, perfect medium acidity, medium plus alcohol. Spearmint starts to emerge at the end. Cherry dominates the finish which is long and well balanced with soft fully resolved tannins. The wine is ready now. Drink up and enjoy.

93 points
— 3 days ago

Josh, Eric and 3 others liked this

Bodegas Juan Gil

(Silver Label) Jumilla Monastrell 2019

This Spanish Monastrell is always enjoyable.

Dry on the palate and fruit forward.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Showing black cherries, sweet plums, tobacco, oak, chocolates, earth, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins, and tangy raspberries.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Easy drinking and good for parties.

Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of airtime.

Organic and vegan.

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 7 days ago

Ted, Alex and 14 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

Another great vintage of a wonderfully consistent Rioja. Made from fruit of vines that average 40 years old. Lots of aging in advance of this wine’s release. (And it’s considered a Crianza?) Aromas of blackberry, leather and dried rose petals. Blackberry and Black cherry on the pallet with a hint of orange peel. Hint of wood smoke on the finish. Dusty tannins and nicely balanced acidity. Solid QPR. — 10 days ago

Paul, Bob and 3 others liked this


Tempranillo 2020

A great well-balanced fruity Tempranillo with a zingy finish. Tastes like it was blended with a Shiraz, but still smooth. — an hour ago

El Hato Y El Garabato

Sin blanca Juan García 2017

Mid body and mid acidity. Fruity with a balanced earthy backbone. Interesting variety with special character. Nice surprise. — 13 days ago

Cellers Ripoll Sans

Cal Batllet Torroja Ronçavall Vi de la Vila Priorat Carignan 2015

100 % Cariñena from a very small vinyard Roncavall in Torroja.
Only 279 Bottles in 2015!
Tasted in april 2016 from barrel … now from bottle

Delicious wine from my friend Marc Ripoll, lovely perfumed nose with ripe black berries fruits, plum, cherries, authum forest, vanilla, spices, full bodied on the palate with elegant and delicate ripe fruit flavors, fresh notes, delicious fine tannin structure, warm mouthfeel, round, fine toasted cedar, Llicorella minerality, like this! 96 DSP
— 12 days ago

Dick, Peter and 14 others liked this

La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Lindes de Remelluri Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

I believe this is the same wine from Rioja - 2015 Vintage 95%~ Tempernilla and 5% Garnacha (Grenache ) - very dark with dark fruits , spice , rose petal ,wood spice, medium plus tannins for a 7 year old wine (if you have a bottle you might wait) good wine to decant — 6 days ago

Severn, Bob and 5 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

with Chichi at el Xiringo. Balanced full-bodied Rioja (which tasted so much better than the exact same one we had back in HK). Red fruits with some oakiness (and some leathery notes too?). Paired with white tuna salad, grilled octopus and seafood paella for dinner. — 10 days ago

Ira, Ray and 5 others liked this