Bull’s Blood 2013 – in praise of a good table wine

Sangre de Toro 2013 Torres

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Tasty, Warm, Fruity, Oakey, a consistently good, well made wine.

New smart Front and Back label designs and the plastic bull glued to the side of stelcap, perhaps to draw your attention away from the screwtop.

Excellent party wine: we served this to our English and American guests at New Year’s Eve. A slight bit of sediment.

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Torres, Vina Sol, 2013

Vina Sol, Torres 1706

This distinctive ever reliable table wine from Torres was purchased in Dunnes.

Apples and Pears best describe this with a touch of Fennel or Menthol.

A blend of Parellada and Garnacha Blanca grapes from the Penedès, perfect for the hot spell we’re enjoying. Not bad for a Garage blend.

Parellada and Garnacha Blanca grapes, grown in the Penedès region of Catalunya. – See more at: http://www.obrienswine.ie/wine/country-region/spain/torres-vina-sol.html#sthash.Nrc0lIHL.dpuf
Parellada and Garnacha Blanca grapes, grown in the Penedès region of Catalunya. – See more at: http://www.obrienswine.ie/wine/country-region/spain/torres-vina-sol.html#sthash.Nrc0lIHL.dpuf
Elegant, fresh, fruity aromas with fine spicy hints. Smooth, rich and crisp on the palate, with plenty of fruity flavours (apples and pineapples) and a touch of spice (fennel). – See more at: http://www.obrienswine.ie/wine/country-region/spain/torres-vina-sol.html#sthash.Nrc0lIHL.dpuf

Vina Sol, Torres R

Gran Sangre de Toro Reserva 2009. Miguel Torres. Catalunya

Gran Sangre de Toro 1 (Custom)

I am a big fan of Miguel Torres and his wines and regularly buy Vina Sol and the Coronas table wines.

His Chilean Santa Digna offerings are pretty good too.

So I was a bit disappointed with this Reserva which I found in Dunnes and served at a dinner party.

Deep berry colour, fruity with a slight hint of spice but just didn’t have the complexity going the extra distance for a grand reserve.

60% Grenache with 25% Carignan (Mazuelo) and 15% Syrah

Dunnes: on offer at €12:20

2nd bottle served showed signs of slight oxidation so perhaps it’s approaching / passing its drink by.

Gran Sangre de Toro (Custom)