Enjoying a Tipple

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Marques de Alarcon, Tempranillo - Syrah. 2010
From the M&S range, brother to the more often reviewed Rosada (from the Castilla vineyard). This Tempranillo and Syrah mix was a lovely step away from a usual Rioja. Using the Tempranillo grape it unsuprisingly gave a deeper flavour than the usual Rioja (Tempranillo is in fact used to make aged-Riojas). With light fresh fruit tones and a decent, but maybe slightly lacking kick from the Syrah. Missing all the usual blackberry flavours from this grape.
  • 27 August 2011
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