Holiday Spanish Wines 2015

Tasted June 29, 2015 - July 12, 2015 by wineamateur with 223 views

Flight 1 (8 notes)

White
2012 Bodegas Merencio Treixadura Ribeiro Spain, Galicia, Ribeiro
Quite sulphurous at first, and never really shook off a slight eggy hint on the nose. But there was a nice apply freshness about this. Mixed impressions on this one.
White
2014 Telmo Rodríguez Rueda Basa Blanco Spain, Castilla y León, Rueda
Open accessible quaffer with delicate fruit (peach, apricot) and floral notes, and without the slight bitterness that can sometimes mar simple Ruedas. At Eur 7,25, VGV.
Red
2012 Anima Negra ÀN/2 Spain, Balearic Islands, Vi de La Tierra Mallorca
92 points
Something quite new and different for me. Lighter and fresher than most Spanish wines (though still medium bodied); somehow more Italian with its dusty, floor polish notes above plum and cherry fruit. Very enjoyable indeed and, at Eur 11,95, VGV.
Red
2011 Celler del Roure Valencia Les Alcusses Spain, Valencia
Impressive wine at this price point. Dark, brooding, extracted, austere. - though perhaps too much so for my palate, not enough going on. Have to say that it's still GV though. 14.5%.
Red
2012 Bodegas Mitarte Rioja Syc de Mitarte Spain, La Rioja, Rioja
Big, bold, dark toned wine. Atypical for Rioja, more of a Southern feel with its black treacle and violets. Not sure it's for me, though I can see others responding more enthusiastically.
Red
2011 Bodega Mustiguillo El Terrerazo Finca Terrerazo Spain, Valencia, El Terrerazo
90 points
100% Bobal. Has a refreshing lightness of touch for a wine from so far South. Nice sweet red fruit profile. Not tried under the best of circumstances so worth another look.
Red
2008 Casa Gran del Siurana Priorat Cruor Spain, Catalunya, Priorat
Nice, moderately fresh plum and cherry fruit on this, despite its 15.5% ABV. very sweet, and a bit too much icing sugar for me, but quite a crowd pleaser.
Red
2009 Finca Villacreces Ribera del Duero Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero
92 points
Charmingly accessible but also complex. Lots of juicy, fresh fruits of the forest, pine and a porcini savouriness. A bit of tomelo too. Good weight in the mouth but not heavy. Some muddy tannins leave their mark on the otherwise sweet and appealing finish. 14%
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