Tried this one at the Keg last night. The wine is quite deep in color mild on the nose with the typical black fruits coming through and a hint of oak. On the mid pallet are some very nice fruits to match the bouquet. Some blueberries and the like. Not too sweet just right. On the finish the wine has some nice complexity, some subtle tannins and a medium finish. I quite enjoyed this one and paired it with a filet mignon and it went very well. This turned out to be a good choice. I would give this an 89-90. If your at the Keg and enjoy Tempranillo’s be sure and give this one a try …
From the LCBO web site:
CASTILLO DE ALMANSA RESERVA LCBO 270363 | 750 mL bottle
Price: $ 10.95 Limited Time Offer Was: $ 11.95
Until Jun 20, 2010
Wine, Red Wine 13.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Made in: Almansa, Spain By: Bodegas Piqueras
Deep ruby colour; aromas of black cherry, licorice, vanilla and oak; dry, medium-bodied, with balanced acidity, fine tannins and a soft plummy fruit finish.
Grilled pork chops and mixed vegetables; spicy rice pilaf.