Rubbery and tight, with an overt oakiness to the nose. But alongside that wood are serious dark-fruit aromas and a blast of floral freshness. This is Bobal, a lesser known red grape, at its best. There’s attractive strawberry flavors and firm, grabbing tannins. Healthy and flavorful; no complaints. Imported by Tasman Imports, Ltd.
The bouquet kicks up aromas of black fruit, bacon and rubber. The grape type is Bobal, and the wine is grabby and rubbery, with piercing tannins supporting black cherry and pepper flavors. Tangy but not shrill on the finish. Imported by Tasman Imports, Ltd.
This Bobal-based wine shows Utiel-Requeña’s potential, though it is further evidence that the region has a way to go before it is on par with Priorat or Rioja. Blackcurrant, chocolaty flavors are nice and smoldering, but drop off quickly on the finish. The mouthfeel leaves us with a similar “where’s the rest?” feeling—admirable flavors, but not enough stuffing…