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Wonderful surprise in this wine. Just the right degree of sandalwood flavour, good fruit; very enjoyable. No Brett in this wine unlike the San pio ripasso which shouldn't be on the LCBO shelf
Complex with notes of leather, smokiness, ripe black fruits. Medium to full body, present tannins but not aggressive, good fruit and good finish. Earthy wine, a nice aged tempranillo very affordable.
There's a lot of brett in this well-aged, very Old World Tempranillo from one of Spain's most famous winemakers. Which isn't so bad. It smells like an old boot, but the earthy, well-worn leather is intriguing, not off-putting. The problem is that there isn't much else on offer. There's a fair amount of blackberry, but the fruit is largely flat and dull. Generally unfruity wines are fine, but I do think a beverage made from fruit should at least be minimally fruity. And this just thins out -- brett, blackberry, and all -- into finishing bitterness, with little to no fruity charm along the way.