So I am entertaining myself with some other descriptions on Google:
- chocolate and blackfruit with a hint of cheese
- a hint of mint and.... paprika
- complex, velvety and very drinkable
- the oaky tannins come to the fore, bringing a bold, tough middle to the first sip, followed by a notable acid twang.
I'm a little peeved at this entry from the Canadian Wine Guy, though. He loses me as soon as I realize we start right off with some fundamental differences:
I am not the biggest fan of Spanish reds as I find that despite the low price (for the most part) I am often left with a rough chewy experience.......though he does redeem himself a bit later in the review:
This wine is a blend that often gets good reviews and is called one of the better “bang for the buck” out of Spain.Anyway, I meant to write about how much I am enjoying drinking from this particular glass, shaped so prettily. I found two in the back of my cupboard (well, Rob did, actually).
For me the vessel really makes such a difference to the whole experience. I like the stemless, thin Riedels, and oversized reds, and champagne flutes. And on occasion, a nice petite mason jar. I admit to being a bit of a snob in this regard. I can't stand plastic or acrylic glasses, even on the boat. When I win the lottery, I will have a generous set of stemware, and set a table for 8 courses, each with a different shaped glass. Lofty aspirations, I know. :-)