I wasn’t sure what to expect out of this Spanish blend of Garnacha Tintorera, Syrah and Marselan but it sure looked good in the glass. Oregano, violets and black fruits on the nose were intriguing. Pepper, blackberry, tar and capsicum on the initial attack were delightful. Pinpoint tannins and a nice balance of acidity gave this wine a rounded and smooth mouthfeel. The tannins are long , tingling the gum for over a minute- surprising. I drank it with smoked pork one night, but ended up drinking several more bottles of it this week with other dishes, all delightful pairings. Focus on juicy steak or hearty stews for the best results. This is a really versatile and delicious wine with a drinking window of 2014-2019. It gets 91 points from me and 4 stars with its $25 price point. Salut….
El Angosto Los Almendros 2009
08 Saturday Nov 2014