Enjoying a Tipple

He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.

Castillo La Paz. Tempranillo Syrah. Cosecha. 2009
Winner of multiple recent awards and stereotypically Spanish-ly branded. This bottle was a good alternative to most above average Riojas. Considering the combination of varieties this was surprisingly light on the palette, distancing itself from often over strong tones of plum and vanilla found in Tempranillo. I would suspect this a younger product, not barrelled for any length of time. 
I would definitely go for this again, as long it came in at the £7 or lower range.  Which, if I recall correctly, it was slightly above on this purchase.
  • 28 August 2011
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