This Spanish red from the Penedes is 100 Cabernet Sauvignon which shows just how different wine can be thought made from the same grape. This is such an atypical Cab--at least from what I am used to. It is medium garnet with a tinge of age at the rim.
The bouquet contains light cherry notes, steel, with evergreen aromas but the nose, when smelled long and deep gives way to a sweet black licorice that reminds me a bit of a Barolo.
The palate is mature with big toast flavor and subdued fruit. the finish is "toasty."
This wine is a typical old world, wine with some age on it. There is some complexity with a peppery layer, licorice and round. I bought this solely because I saw the price--$11--and the age of the wine. My rule is if I find a wine with some age on it--since they are hard to come by in this price range--I will rarely pass it up. This was a nice value and a good find!
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