Thursday, November 6, 2014

Weekly Wine Review - Spanish Red Blend - 2009 Angosto Almendros

I have started sampling the spoils of the most recent "Cheapskate Marathon" from Wine Til Sold Out ( - everything under $25!.  Today's wine is from Valencia, Spain - and is a blend of Garnacha (a.k.a. Grenache), Syrah, and a grape I'd never heard of before - Marselan. Marselan is a grape that is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache.

Wine: 2009 Angosto Almendros
Region: Valencia, Spain
Grape Varieties: Garnacha (Grenache), Syrah, Marselan (a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache)

Obtained from: Purchased at as part of their Cheapskate Marathon
Price: $16
Wino4Life Category: Everyday Wine
Aeration before tasting: Just a swirl or two, no special aeration.
Cork Condition: Natural cork - no defects or issues.

Appearance: Clear, dark purple in color with a pink rim.
Aroma: Blackberry, herbs, cedar.
Taste: Started off a little restrained, but after an hour or so started to open up - fruity with a good amount of tannins.
The Grade: I give this one a B. A solid wine for the price, although it takes a little while to open up. I will try some additional aeration with the next bottle and may adjust my grade based on another taste.

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