Category Archives: New Wine to Blame

Navegante Cadiz 2013

Navegante Bodegas Barbadillo 2013 Cadiz

Navegante wine is made by Bodegas Barbadillo 2013 and comes from not so known as of yet Tierra de Cadiz. This Spanish wine spent just up to 6 months in the oak barrels prior to bottling and that gives just a hint of pepper and vanilla, which is interesting. Yet in general the wine is quite simple…

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Monte Oton Garnacha 2013

Monte Oton Garnacha 2013

Monte Oton Garnacha 2013 is made by Bodegas Borsao and has a very typical alcohol on the medium level of 13.5%. This wine is coming from Campo de Borja, which enjoys some northern slopes in the northeast Spain. The terrain is actually of a very important note here, as together with the cooling Cierzo  wind it is all aids to the…

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Pioners Del Priorat 2011

Pioners Del Priorat 2011

This bottle comes from Priorat, one of my personal favourites so I am keen on researching what is good (or not so much) amongst the new wines. Pioners Del Priorat 2011 is made from a classic blend of Garnacha, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon, which gives it a very complex variety of flavours starting from a…

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Ardiles Priorat 2007

Ardiles Priorat 2007

Ok, let’s explore Ardiles Priorat 2007. Priorat wine comes to mind when you want something really special to finish off your weekend dinner. Your date or a partner asks you for a glass of something nice and you start thinking whether Priorat can be just too big and heavy… Fear not, this bottle is an explosion…

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Abellars Priorat

Abellars Priorat 2007, Spain

Priorat is a great Spanish region that holds the highest quality mark together with Rioja.  Abellars 2007 is an estate bottle wine that is a blend of Garnacha, Samso-Mazuelo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Why would you think estate bottled is a benefit. I personally think that is normally offers much more character and passion (some, more snobby…

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La Malkerida Bobal

La Malkerida, 100% Bobal

La Malkerida 2012 is made from 100% Bobal (I usually find it quite interesting, especially knowing that not so long time ago Bobal was the most widely planted grape variety in Spain). It is presented at a lighter style at 12.5% and thus mostly fresh and very pleasant. You should expect a very generous red fruit with…

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ToroSanRoman2010

San Roman 2010 Toro

Spanish red wine expansion is definitely way on-going and apart from obvious powerhouses like Ribera Del Duero and Priorat, let’s not forget about Toro. This particular bottle was made of 100% local tinto fino. This is one of the top Toro wines. Honestly, I bought by price parameter, but it did not disappoint – you…

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Pago de Carraovejas Ribera del Duero Crianza 2011

Pago de Carraovejas Crianza 2011 is an explosion of this typical Ribera del Duero flavours: think ripe strawberries and cherries, but also a layer of black fruit and vanilla. It is definitely not a youngish Crianza – it is round and powerful, at the same time bursting with fruit flavours. It has aged a little bit to…

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