Wine of the Week for April 3, 2006

Hoya De Cadenas Reserva Vicente Gandi Tempranillo 2001 - $10.45
Style: R3


Here's a very nice example of this classic Spanish grape. With a medium black cherry colour, it offers up lush aromas of spice, dark berries, vanilla, ripe cherries and a hint of tobacco. More cherry shows up on the palate, followed by blueberry and blackberry, a solid acid core and rather rustic tannins. Try with roast beef, chilli or firm cheeses. (LCBO 620989)

(Note: There are some 1999 bottles floating around. Stick with the 2001 unless you want to experience "just over the hill".)

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