Back to the Wine Society for my next wine, from Ribera Del Duero the other big wine region in Spain and from the second wine of Bodegas Bohorquez comes this pretty decent Tempranillo or Tinta del País as it is also know in this part of Spain.
Although a relatively plain and understated label on the bottle which looks a lot like a do it yourself printing job , the wine is anything but plain.
Firstly let me say that I think this needs a little air before drinking and suggest leaving it for a least an hour or so to really open up. When poured the wine was a rich garnet colour and had quite intense aromas of dark plums, cherries, mocha and cinnamon. On first sip this had really bright mouth-watering acidity, full of rich ripe cherries and plums followed by a sweetish prune like flavour. Oak was there but not a noticeable as other more powerful Ribera’s and the tannins were milder.
This is a lighter style Ribera in every way, very acidic, slightly tart, slightly sweet but packed full of freshness and extremely fruity in style. A pleasant drink and I enjoyed it a lot, considering wines from this part of Spain tend to be pretty pricey, this then comes in at around £10 and I would say pretty good value.
Wine Society £9.95