Hoyas

Cost: $11.95 (Sale price until 13 Sept 2015: $10.95)
Grape: Tempranillo
Category: Red Wine
Location LCBO General List
Country: Spain
Region: Protegida
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Vicenta Gandia
Alcohol: 12.5% Alcohol/Vol.

My new favourite Tempranillo reserva for under $15

Description: Deep garnet with ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This wine has a beautiful nose and taste featuring sandalwood, tobacco cherry, plum, strawberry, nutmeg, dried figs, cinnamon and cloves. Medium+ body, medium tannins with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Decant for 30min to an hour and it will be silky smooth

Interesting Point: “The Hoya de Cadenas Estate is an eco-paradise just 100 Km from the city of Valencia. The estate boasts over 200 hectares of the finest local and international vine varieties. Its situation on the slopes of the Sierra de la Bicuerca affords a particular micro-climate with temperature variations from day to night which give the grapes their own special characteristics and encourages the accumulation of highly valued polyphenols.” (From Hoya de Cadenas web site)

Drink now or in the next 5 of years on its own or pair it with vegetarian Paella.

Tasted: 29 Aug 2015

Amazing & Best Buy

Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 (Sale: Total: 18.5+/10) Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

LCBO: 620989

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