Saturday, May 26, 2007

Hoya de Cadenas Reserva Tempranillo 2002 Wine Review (Number 3 in Flight- NW)


Tasting notes:

Nose of faint red berries and flowers
Tastes thinly-structured on the palate
Soft finish, some berries and smoke

This is not my taste in wine right now, although I somehow managed to guess what it was correctly. As far as Spanish Tempranillo, this one tastes thin and flat compared to most. While there are many styles of Tempranillo, I'd prefer to taste more fruit and have the wine be more mouth-filling. At just $8, though, it's certainly not expensive.

Number 3 in flight: not very good- I wouldn't buy this again. Raise a glass of something else!

1 comment:

VictorR said...

I prefer vintage 2005 (similar label, but without the classic "Gandia" logo; instead, golden stripe with signature "Vicente Gandia" is added).
Deep ruby-red color. Nose bursts with oak, dark berries and hint of honey; develops to red berries and spices with notes of leather (after some breathing-time).
Thin to medium-bodied, well balanced acid (I agree, I'd prefer rather full body too).
Yes, finish is short, some tannins persist a while, inspiring for another sip...
Easily-drinking, very good (not top) quality barrique wine. But you would hardly find a better wine for this price...