Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Señorío de los Llanos Gran Reserva 2003

Variety: Tempranillo
Country of origin: Spain
Wine appellation: Valdepenas
Vintage: 2003
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Residual sugar: n/a
Acidity: n/a
Color: medium red with ruby hues
Bouquet: very decent, sour cherries, wood, coffee
Taste: light to medium body, canned sour cherries, cherries, sweet spices
Recommended food pairing: dry salamis
Overall score: 75
Price: EUR 3.50
Stopper: cork
One of the importer I usually get Spanish wine from calls these types of wines "social reservas". In this case it was even social gran reserva, i.e. reserva for ridiculously low price making it accessible to wide social classes::). In glass it even does not look like wine, which was 24 months in aok barrel and which is 7 years old. Given its slight ruby tones I suspect some cheating here. Same is confirmed in the taste, it was simply "social" gran reserva:)

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