Every now and then I get suprised by a wine. This is one of those. It is an inexpensive general list wine that is not bad. This is fairly a fairly varietal Tempranillo. The wine is slightly vinegary on opening but that passes quick. You are left with a wine that has some reasonable fruit, with some oak flavors. For 8.95 this is a good deal. The finish is on the lighter side of medium. This is not a big bruiser of a Tempranillo but quite good. I would give it an 87-88 or so … We paired it with Pizza with Shitake mushrooms. Grab one and let me know what you think …
From the LCBO web site:
PENASCAL TEMPRANILLO LCBO 343434 | 750 mL bottle
Price: $ 8.95
Wine, Red Wine, 12.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Made in: Rueda, Spain By: Hijos De Antonio Barcelo S.A.
Light ruby red colour; very spicy, oaky and smoky nose; sour cherry notes on the palate, sour cherry fruit with hints of vanilla and spice, well-balanced with good length.
Serve with lamb, stew or sausages