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14th June 2013, 01:21 AM


A Frankenstein of a mix Tempranillo a Spanish varity
Shiraz a verity originally from France
And two verities from Portugal Tinta Coa and Souzao
Both the Tinta Cao and Souzao are grapes used in the production of Port and are native to Portugal's Douro Valley

A perfume of violets fills the nostrils with hints of strawberries and dark fruits

When first opened Tempranillo seemed to dominate the palate with mouth cleansing acid,
washing and leaving the mouth watering then finishing with the grip of dusty grapes Leaving the palate dry and begging for more.

The acid in this wine makes it very attractive finishing long , juicy and dry all at the same time refreshing

As you can guess I loved this wine it drinks well by its self but add lamb cutlets with black olives vine tomatoes
roast potatoes dusted with cracked white pepper and a little rosemary and you are in Spain!