Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Tapas and Wine Guzzlers

Regular readers will know I love Tapas. Well..we recently found a Tapas Restaurant nearby..and had been there before..so..as my mum was over and the kids and relatives all wanted to meet her again..we decided this was the place to go. Everyone can eat and drink at their speed and try various foods.I think we surprised them how much my family can eat!!
The wine list is short..2 whites and 6 reds I think...not so much a wine list as an addition at the end of the drinks card. What is good about Spanish Wines tho..even the ordinary ones give pleasure for a good price..especially in restaurants like this. 4 bottles for 80 Euros..is very good value!



Mantel Blanco 2005
Bodegas Alverez y Diaz
Rueda Verdejo, Spain
Verdejo & Sauvignon Blanc.
This is pungent stuff, filled with intense herbaceous, tropical fruit notes and
crisp mouthwatering acidity.
Purity of flavor and a soft yet vivid texture.

Points 16.5











Vegaval Plata Tinto Reserva 2001
Miguel Calatayud
Valdepenas, Spai
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Nice medium intense purple.
Vanilla nose with wood and light spice.
Rich in the mouth with a high acidity
and big fruit. The tannins are medium
in weight with a dry finish.
This spends 12 months in American oak,
Points 16.5












Senorio de P. Pecina Crianza 1999
Bodega Hermanos Peciña
Rioja, Spain
95% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano, 2% Garnacha
Cherry color with edge orange garnet.
Nose a little flat. Well balanced and
round with a creamy texture
Points 16









Perez Irazu Crianza 2001
Bodegas Irazu,
Rioja, Spain
Soft and easy..full of ripe fruit..
by this time..I was flagging a bit...
Points 16

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