Castillo De Almansa Reserva 2008 Bottle

Cost: $11.95 (on sale $10.95 until 12 Sept 12)
Grape Variety:
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO General List
Country: Spain
Region: Almansa
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Bodegas Piqueras
Alcohol: 14.0 %
Description: Deep ruby with a garnet tinge and medium+ intensity on the nose.

Positives: Not a complex wine but it’s a great wine for BBQs. Wine features cedar, sandalwood, cherry, licorice, plums & bramble fruit pie. Medium body with medium tannins, good acidity & a medium length.

Negatives: Slight heat from the 14% alcohol.

Interesting Point: Not as good as the 2006 I reviewed last year but for the price, especially the sales price, which the LCBO does a couple of times a year, is a really great buy.

Drink now on its own or have it with BBQ spare ribs.

Tasted: 29 Aug 12

Best Buy

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 10/10, Total: 18.5+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

LCBO#: 270363