jamie goode's wine blog: Great value Shiraz, part 9

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Great value Shiraz, part 9

I just keep coming across affordable examples of the wonderful Syrah grape that have loads of personality and interest. Here's one from Spain that has some of that lovely meaty Syrah character to it. Actually, it reminds me a bit of the Porcupine Ridge Syrah from South Africa.

Hacienda El Espino 1707 Syrah 2007 Alamansa, Spain
13.5% alcohol, 3 months in French and American oak. Lovely ripe meaty, olive, floral nose. The palate is midweight, meaty, and spicy with plummy, berryish fruit. Really attractive with a lovely savoury character. 87/100 (8.49 therealwineco.co.uk)

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At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

Ah, now Porcupine Ridge is, to me, a great example of spoofulated wine. Is this wine crap too? ;-)

At 4:31 PM, Blogger Mark said...

El Espino are building quite a good reputation for QPR in Spain. Haven't tried one myself yet.


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