Saturday, November 12, 2005

Tonight's Treat

In preparation for a jaunt to Spain in two weeks, I uncorked a bottle of Spanish vino this evening: The 2000 Abadal Cabernet Franc/Tempranillo. Not too bad for a $13 bottle. 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Tempranillo. Hails from the Pla de Bages region located in the heart of Catalonia, 70 km northeast of Barcelona.

Beautiful aromas of juicy plum and black cherry with a slight floral note followed by spice and toasty oak on the palate. Seems a little on the oaky side for my taste and not enough integration of the oak and fruit. Medium tannins. Quite quaffable in my book.

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