Cost: $17.25
Grape: 75% Tempranillo, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Category: Red Wine
Location: LCBO Vintages
Country: Spain
Region: Ribera Del Duero
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Bodegas Balbas
Alcohol: 14% Alcohol/Vol.

Simple but full flavoured

Description: Light to medium ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This wine features sandalwood, plum, raspberry, blackberry, coconut and tomato leaves. Medium+ body and tannin with good acidity and a good length.

Negatives: Slight heat from the 14% alcohol and a little soapy on the nose.

Interesting Note: I found the wine tasted better in the larger Cab glass rather than the typical Tempranillo glass that I would normally use for a dominant Tempranillo wine.

Drink now or in the next 3-4 of years on its own or pair it with Lamb Shanks with Ancho Chile Honey Glaze.

Tasted: 5 July 2017

Score: 8.5/10, Value: 8.5/10 Total: 17/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5

LCBO: 461236