Again, back to my beloved Spain for the next wine, this time it’s the Legaris Roble 2012 from the Ribera Del Duero region, home to the iconic Vega Sicilia. Doesn’t actually say on the bottle but I assume it’s made from 100% Tinto Fino otherwise known as Tempranillo.
This is a traditional old world style wine, pretty dark coloured with deep purple and violet tones. Strong aromas of dark ripe redcurrants, a little strawberry, hint of smokey Vanilla and what smelt like church incense and candle wax.
Opened this for a couple of hours before serving but took a sneaky sip straight after opening as you do and it would have been fine to drink straight away. Initially you get a big mouthful of dark red fruits along with a touch of spice, a little vanillary oak from the 3 months spent in American barrels but subtle and not overpowering. Toasty with noticeable tannins, rich, brooding, quite dry and very Spanish in flavour.
I enjoyed this (as did all the family) with a brilliant roasted leg of lamb lunch but I would quite happily drink this on its own and allow myself to be transported to a sleepy Spanish bar, church bells ringing with faint echoes of Flamenco music in the air.
Lovely stuff !
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