A few weeks ago we had these 2 “island wines” with our dinner. One from Mallorca, the other from Sardinia. First the ÀN/2 : the thought that instantly crossed my mind when I took a sip was that this represents the kind of Spanish wine that interests me most nowadays. Indeed, I somehow got bored of the traditional Rioja and Ribera stuff, which are made in such standardized ways that it gets hard to see the difference between one and another. At least that is how it seems to me and I definitely need a break of those for a few months at least. Nevertheless, I still keep some in my cellar, because I know the right moment for those will come again. And thank God they can age! Read the rest of this entry »
Red wines from Spain often happen to be a bit too modern for my taste: too oaky, overly fruity, basically just very exchangeable in a New World sense of wine. But if one looks a bit off the beaten path, some very interesting and authentic bottles can be found.
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