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Monday, 9 July 2018

Copa Real / Cop-A-Feel

A typically blowsy Spanish red from Bujanda via Laithwaites

It's no secret that I am not generally a fan of Laithwaites wines; brash, obvious and unsophisticated. And that's just the advertising.

Copa Real / Cop-a-feel is a bit like someone's bit on the side - desperate for attention and hoping you won't ask too many questions.

Fur coat and no knickers.

There's lots going on up-front (too much) but it can't deliver on the promise.

Copa Real 2014 (£7.99) lifted oaky spice, with liquorice, baked red berry and bramble fruit and fine tannins. Mellow but not harmonious - alcoholic and drying on the finish.

Avoid.

Match with strongly-flavoured foods, such as spicy sausages or a stew, to mask the poor finish.

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