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Saturday, 5 March 2016

Two wines from Finca Constancia

Two Big Spanish Reds from Finca Constancia

That Spain is warm can be filed under no sh*t Sherlock. This means big wines with lots of personality. The revelation is that these Fina Constancia wines also have deftness, freshness and sophistication.

A bit like an American Footballer, they are big, but nimble with it.

Finca Constancia Selección 2012 - 35% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 10% Tempranillo, 2% Graciano, 2% Petit Verdot (£10.50, Ocado)  a blend of Rhône, Bordelais and local varieties; fresh, supple dark-fruited and oaky-spicy

Finca Constancia Altos de la Finca 2011 - 60% Petit Verdot, 40% Syrah (£16.99, Ocado) this wine proudly displays its 92 Parker Points. And it is Parker-esque - a Big-but-Sophisticated Red. Ripe elderberry, bramble and black cherry fruit, liquorice and sweet, oaky vanilla spice; deftly harmonious with fine, supple tannins. A very accomplished Big Red.

Very Good.

Match with darker game such as duck ot venison.

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