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|Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2016 (based on 8 user opinions)|
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| ||Tasted by Dgmcwiner on 4/19/2015 & rated 89 points: Great buy! (293 views)|
| ||Tasted by poste244 on 10/3/2014 & rated 89 points: Bien mûr et assez "sérieux" pour le prix. Au nez et en bouche, une explosion de fruits rouges sur des notes chocolatées et de café.|
Pas mal de matière en bouche sur des tanins fondus. Le bois est bien présent, mais se fond à l'ensemble de façon harmonieuse. Beaucoup de vin pour le prix!
Très bon dès maintenant, mais se maintiendra sûrement encore 3,4 ans sans problèmes. (994 views)
| ||Tasted by Ianjaig on 3/20/2014 & rated 87 points: Cherries, vanilla and sweet spice. A tad thin and sweet for my liking. (1149 views)|
| ||Tasted by thorner on 1/20/2014 & rated 91 points: Yum (1152 views)|
| ||Tasted by Barolo Raymond on 8/26/2013 & rated 90 points: Deep ruby, 13%abv. Medium nose of black cherries, dark fruit, vanilla, sweet spice. Dry, medium-medium(+) acidity, medium ripe dry tannin, medium-medium(+) body, medium alcohol. Medium(+) flavors of black cherries, dried fruits, dark chocolate, leather. Beautifully balanced with silky-soft texture. Very good length, with fresh crunchy finish. (1311 views)|
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Spain Vinos de España - Wines of Spain (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior) | Wikipedia
Spain is the third largest wine producing nation in the world, occupying the majority of the Iberian Peninsula with vast diversity in climate, culture, and of course, wine. From inky, dark reds of the [Priorat] to dry, white Finos from Andalusia, Spain can easily boast of elaborating a wide variety of notable styles. Within Spain there are currently 62 demarcated wine regions, of which a handful have gained international recognition: [Rioja], Priorat and [Ribera del Duero]. Yet these regions are only a small sample of the high quality wines Spain produces. Regions such as Cava, Penedes, Somontano, Galicia, Rueda and Jerez are only a few of the numerous regions worthy of exploration throughout Spain. Spain can also lay claim to having the most land under vine in the world, growing up to, by some accounts, 600 indigenous varietals of which Tempranillo is their most well known. Other popular varietals include [Garnacha], Bobal and Monastrell for reds and for whites; the infamous Palomino Fino grape which is used in the production of sherry wine, Pedro Ximenez in Montilla Morilles, Albarino used in the creation of the bright, effervescent wines of Galicia, and Verdejo in Rueda. - Source: - Catavino.net
Spain is not in the forefront of winemaking for its dessert wines, other than for its sweet wines from Sherry country including the highly revered Olorosos and Amontillados. But apart from Sherry Spain has a range of styles of dessert wines, ranging from the those made from the Pedro Ximenez grape primarily in Jerez and Montilla-Moriles) to luscious, red dessert wines made in the Mediterranean from the Garnacha (Grenache) grape. Some good Moscatels are made in Mallorca, Alicante and Navarre. The northwest corner of Spain, Galicia, with its bitter Atlantic climate, is even making dessert wines, called “Tostadillos” in the village of Ribadivia (similar to France’s “Vin de Paille”). The Canary Islands have made interesting dessert wines for centuries (they are mentioned by Shakespeare, for example) and in recent years the quality of winemaking has been improved and the Canary Islands wines are being better marketed now. The winemaking styles for “Vinos Dulces” are also diverse, from “Late Harvest” (Vendimia Tardía) to “Fortified Wines” (Fermentación Parcial). Based on in-spain.info.
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