TOMÀS CUISINÉ VILOSELL 2005

I really enjoyed this wine tonight. I paired it with a striploin steak with rice and cauliflower with cheese. Dessert was a chocolate brownie! It went well. The subtleties of this wine are best appreciated without food but it is food friendly. It could use a bit of breathing say 1/2 hour before serving. The wine is deep rich with some lovely complexities. It has a nice strong oak taste but not overwhelming. There is some fruit to taste but it is definitely not dominant. I bought this back in June but unfortunately there are none left around the province. You snooze you loose! I’d give this easily a 90-91

 

From the LCBO web site

TOMÀS CUISINÉ VILOSELL 2005 DO Costers del Segre The wine is a blend of 58% Tempranillo, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Carignan, 4% Syrah and 3% Merlot, aged for 9 months in a new French oak. The aromas are complex, featuring blackberry, black currant, black pepper, cedar and spices. Dry with good fruit surrounded by softening tannins and a good acid streak. This superb wine is an ideal choice for grilled steak, plus it will also reward 3-5 years in a cellar. 066928 (XD) 750 mL $20.95
Featured 6/7/2008

 

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Here is what Winecurrent.com had to say:
From a little-known northern wine region in Catalonia NW of Barcelona this producer will help change that. Look for involved and complex aromas and flavours that include bright red cherry black plum compote leather spice and cassis. It’s fully flavoured and medium weight with a lengthy and luxurious finish that delivers well balanced and delicious juice. Gorgeous on its own it also pairs well with a slab of smoked and grilled pork back ribs. (VH) (066928) $20.95 Rating 4/5

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