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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Beronia Special Production Tempranillo 2009, Rioja, Spain‏

On first opening this Beronia Special Production Tempranillo made by Gonzalez Byass, there is cherry fruit, and a mix of spice, leather and woodsiness on the nose.

In the glass, it is a deep, translucent ruby colour. The palate shows more raspberry, cherry and plum fruit, vanilla spice and a mouthfilling firmness with ripe tannins.

A spiciness develops on the mid-palate and the finish is complex and persistent with spice, fruit and depth and some lingering grip on the very end.

Rich, ripe and warming, it is as comforting as wrapping yourself in a soft, fluffy blanket whilst sitting in a high-backed leather chair next to a roaring fire - lovely.

Match with either game in a fruit sauce or roasted lamb with rosemary.

£11.49 from Ocado, thedrinkshop.com, D Byrne & Co, Ken Sheater Wines, Rhythm & Booze, Salusbury Wine Store, Wattisfield Wines, Oxford Wine Company; provided for review.


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