Sangre de Toro 2013 Torres
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.
We served this to the Collets at our pre Movie dinner and very well received it was too.
This is the 2010 vintage and I remember being disappointed by the 2009 so this richly mellow offering surpassed the movie experience – true to its name – ‘Cold in July’.
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.
This wine is like dinner with an old friend. Warm, reliable, unpretentious, comfortable.
In taste too.
Nice back story: Bulls Blood, from a tribute to Bacchus, Son of the Bull.
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.
Carignan, Cataluyna, Grenache, Spain, Syrah
2009, Carignan, Catalunya, Gran Sangre de Toro, Grenache, Mazuelo, Miguel Torres, Reserva, Santa Digna, Syrah
Sep · 04
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