Pasión De Bobal 2012, Dop Utiel Requena

Red Blend Red Blend
Spain

$14.75 (439679)

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February 06, 2016

Critic Reviews (4)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Clean, direct, massaging Spanish expression of the here and now. A winemaker’s message from an outpost with an...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A rich and full-bodied wine with notes of earth and tree bark, dried leaf and sweet cherry along with a touch of...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A ripe, fruity, slightly raisined expression of the native bobal variety from southern Spain, pleasant, plump,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

From the southern Utiel-Requena region near Valencia this is 100% bobal, so named for the grape's "bulls head" shape....

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This opens with a burst of confected sweetness that's like opening a bag of cheap fruit gummies -- an aroma of fake cherries and berries (mixed with rubber). That overpowering aroma remains, but the wine does settle down to reveal a more complex array of elements, such as vanilla, earth, black pepper, chocolate, and red licorice, the last of which is quite prominent on the palate. The curious aspect is the acidity, which just isn't there initially, a sort of gooey flabbiness prevailing. Time and a light chill help, but ultimately this is just a decent curiosity fabricated for commercialism.

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