Sunday, January 15, 2012
La Candelaria Cubo Seleccion La Mancha Tempranillo 2009 Wine Review (NW)
Sweet aromas of red licorice and vanilla extract on the nose
Medium bodied on the palate
Smooth finish of candied cherry, milk chocolate, and maple syrup
Here's a Tempranillo that's way too sweet and seems to be overly oaked. The fruit is masked by the sweetness. I had a difficult time getting past this. Knowing how good some of the Tempranillo is coming out of the various regions of Spain, I cannot recommend this wine. Take a pass and save yourself $12. Raise a glass of something that tastes like fruit!