Good value for a bear of a wine. It’s 80% Tempranillo and 20% Cabernet, and it certainly has teeth. Stocky aromas of blackberry, bacon and tobacco are inviting, while the palate is saturated, tannic and full of black fruit, bacon and brown sugar. Finishes with weight and coffee/chocolate flavors. Not a shy wine.
Dark and crusty on the nose, with cola, raisin and foresty dampness. The palate has wintergreen along with solid black cherry flavors, while accents of pepper and licorice give it a dark side. Finishes a bit grating and tannic, with espresso-like bitterness. Overall it’s a good but not overwhelming wine from the hidden Valencia D.O. 70% Tempranillo and 30% Cabernet…