Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Atalayas de Golban 2004

Another big chunky Ribera del Duero wine from Spain - this area seems pretty reliable for good value fruity and tannic wine with distinct terroir. Here we have a relatively good value wine with a nose of rich red berry fruits, chocolate and earth. The palate, while not stunningly complex, was filled with flavour and had strawberry, cherry, blackberry and toast. A little hot on the back end, this is still a good pairing for big meat dishes.

Very Good
$34 ($24 on sale) at BCLDB

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