CRIN ROJA

Image Roble 2011  

 ( The photo shows 2012 vintage but I tried 2011)

14% Vol

Region:  Vino de Tierra de Castilla

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah

Notes: It took about half an hour for the wine to open after opening the bottle. It has dark cherry colour and you can definitively taste both grapes coming through, the Cabernet is the more dominate but the Syrah does its job to round the wine off. The cherry aroma is pleasant but not overly fruit driven, though on the palate has medium-heavy weight and slightly peppery finish. The fruit is tasting of dark mix berries (mainly cherry, maybe hint of blackberry) and dark dense overtones from the cabernet. This wine is quite acceptable considering the price and the fact it is blended. I would enjoy with BBQ, a hearty stew and strong cheese.

 Notas: Se tarda una media hora para que el vino este listo después de abrir la botella. Es de color cereza oscuro y definitivamente puedes notar ambas uvas en el sabor, el Cabernet es la más dominante pero el Syrah hace su trabajo para redondear el vino. El aroma de cereza es agradable, pero no excesivamente afrutado, aunque en boca tiene un peso medio y final ligeramente picante. El toque de fruta es de bayas oscuras (principalmente cerezas, quizás toque de mora) y oscuros matices densos del cabernet. Este vino es bastante aceptable por el precio y el hecho de que sea una mezcla. Lo recomendaría  con barbacoa, guisos consistentes y quesos fuertes.

Value for money:  7.5/ 10

Quality: 7 / 10

Price: 3 euros

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