Monday, October 18, 2010

2008 Spanish Tempranillo and 2007 Cabernet from Chile

Yes you read correctly I have gone outside the box and tasted wine from Spain and Chile. A good friend nicely pointed out that I tend to migrate to the American wines and particularly the regions of California, Oregon with a splash of Washington. It's time to branch out and find some gem's from other parts of the world.

The first wine I tasted was the 2008 Senda 66 Tempranillo from Spain. The aroma of plum, red berry, spice, a hint of leather and mocha. Excited to taste this one.

Nice intense flavor. The plum comes right to the front at first followed by the red berry flavors (cherry and strawberry). Mix in the spice and what a great wine. The finish is juicy and long with the cherry/strawberry combination.

Next up a wine brought over to the house from Chile the 2007 Los Vascos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Really nice wine here as well. The aroma of the red cherries and raspberry combined with a smokey tobacco started the senses off. A hint of pepper as well.

Luscious flavor on this wine. The cherry/raspberry combination along with the pepper and clove spice really made this a nice wine. The smokey tobacco in the aroma vacated the glass the longer the wine was open. So far 2 for 2.

The final wine another brought over was the 2007 Ecos De Rulo Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile. The aroma of the spice on this one to me overpowered the fruit with black pepper, currant and cloves. Some plum and redberry evident towards the end.

Definate full bodied cabernet but again didn't really excite me. The spice in the aroma carried over to the taste with the pepper and currant overpowering the red raspberry and plum. Nothing wrong with the wine but just not one I enjoyed.

Overall a very good experience with these wines offered from the regions of Spain and Chile.


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