Monday, 3 April 2017

Tinto Roble 2014 14%, Manuel Aragón

Dense black cherry red with ruby highlights, legs.
A good fruity start with fresh brambles and plums at the perfect point of ripeness, and some ripe red fruit notes from the Syrah. There are balsamic traces and gentle spice notes from the oak ageing and just a hint of charming rusticity.
Good and fruity up front then it gets a little more serious with firm but ripe tannins, a mineral note and a refreshing acidity, all well balanced. It is a lively wine with a mix of fresh brambles and very ripe plums and a faint trace of licorice near the long finish.
Established around 1820 this family run bodega in Chiclana has always produced Sherry style wines but has more recently diversified into table wines, though not in enormous quantities. This red, a Vino de la Tierra de Cádiz, is made from Tempranillo and Syrah. The grapes are hand picked and the wines made separately. Fermentation is in stainless steel tanks and the wine is pumped over  twice daily. The two wines are then blended and that blend is aged in French and American oak barrels for nine months. The firm also grows Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot which sometimes go into the blend. This is a very good value bottle of wine.
5.00 euros ex bodega

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