Wines on Tasting in West Road 16.04.16

16 April 2016

In West Road this week we have to from the Spanish Bin End parcel, and a little cracker from the Loire.

2014 Muscadet La Tarciere Sevre et Maine Sur Lie Bonnet Huteau Loire

£9.99p/b or £7.99 in a mixed 12

I have been championing the virtues of Muscadet.  It was while I had a glass the other night that quenched my thirst and refreshed my palate no end that I decided this was the white choice for the weekend.  This example is produced biodynamically and is full of vivid minerality, white stone fruits and zesty freshness on the finish.

2002 Roquers de Porrera Celler D'Encastell Priorat Spain

£19.99p/b or £15 in a mixed Spanish Bin End  

I love this wild and rugged blend of Carinena, Garnacha, Merlot and Syrah.  Grown on the famous licorella soils a stones throw from Barcelona this is produced in tiny quantities and with a lot of passion.  You would not believe it is 14 yrs old as it is still so vibrant and brimming full of dried fruits, leather and spice and port like ripeness.

2002 Neo Bodegas JC Conde Ribera Del Duero Spain

£19.99p/b or £15 in a mixed Spanish Bin End

A lovely contrast to the wildness of the Priorat this Ribera is all about sophistication, beautifully refined Tempranillo, (50-60 yr old vines) robed in French and American oak that is perfectly intergrated with the black berry fruit. Alluring aromatics of smoke, leather, spice and cassis.  A stunning wine


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