SABOR REAL VIÑAS CENTENARIAS TEMPRANILLO 2005

Wimps need not apply 🙂 Ok if you like your wines big and bold, this is a wine for you. If you don’t, there is plenty of room about happy little elves in theater number two (a reference from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events 🙂 Moving on … Upon first opening I knew this would be a big bruiser and it did not disappoint. This wine is big and bold. The bouqet right up front hits you in the face and says pay attention. The wine has tons of deep fruit flavors on the mid pallet with a beautiful long finish on it. This wine has lot of alcohol at 15% and it is reasonably under control. This is classic tempranillo which you either like or hate. There is a slight bit of pepperyness on the finish but not outrageous. The wine has lots of complexity to it as well. I did not decant it, but 1/2 in the glass did help. For the price this wine is a bargain. If you like Tempranillos, grab a bunch. A bit of time in the cellar will likely help it out … I would agree with the 91 rating. Smack on my taste buds!

From the LCBO Web site:
SABOR REAL VIÑAS CENTENARIAS TEMPRANILLO 2005 VINTAGES 122325 | 750 mL bottle

Price: $ 19.95 Wine, Red Wine, 15.0% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : XD

Made in: Toro, Spain
By: Campina De Toro
Release Date: Jun 20, 2009

Tasting Note
The 2005 Vinas Centenarias, as the name implies, comes from vines over 100 years of age. Purple-colored, it offers up a complex perfume of pain grille, violets, mineral, spice box, black cherry and blackberry. Bigger, richer, and more sweetly-fruited than its younger colleague, it would benefit from 2-3 years of additional cellaring. Balanced, lengthy, and altogether hedonistic, it should drink well through 2015. Score – 91. (Jay Miller, www.erobertparker.com, Aug. 2008)

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