2006 Torremoron Tempranillo Ribera del Duero

2006 Torremoron Tempranillo Ribera del Duero
Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero

Rating: 91

Uncorked: 2008.07.01
Wine Ministry – CTS DMin Happy Hour
Week 1, Tuesday, Wine No. 3

It has been said that Tempranillo, the big and bold Spanish wine, could make a bullfighter out of you with its daring flavors. Whether or not we will be waving a red flag while wearing colorful tights, I can say that this is a bargain wine with an enormous mouthful of flavor for a very small investment. And drinking it is safer than dodging an angry bovine.

The nose is pretty big with wild berries, cherries, and spice. The mouth is awash with vibrant, concentrated flavors of cherry, plum, and berries. There are subtle loamy and leather flavors near the long, soft finish. I like the structure of this wine, it’s ripe flavors, and it’s youthful exuberance. This would go great with grilled meat, burgers, or even beef stew. It will soften and improve a bit with 3-5 years in the bottle.

$10.79 widely available

One Comment

  1. This wine is a good friend for sleep and waking refreshed the next morning. I like to sip a 1/2 glass with late dinner at 10PM.


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