Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bodegas Ordonez Triton Tinto de Toro 2011 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Bouquet that's bold with dark berries and cocoa

Full bodied on the palate

Juicy dark berry finish, slightly tannic, with coffee and spice


This is a lot of wine for $14-a value Tinto de Toro for sure. Made from Tempranillo, wines from this region of Spain are generally modern and full bodied. Prices are starting to creep up, so value wines like these are a good find. I recommend you seek this one out because it tastes like the $30 wines on the same shelf.

Give this wine plenty of air because it is moderately tannic and sharp. I usually pour young reds through an aeration device into the glass rather than take the trouble of decanting. Decanting is often more ceremonial than anything else.  Enjoy with flank steak over a bed of greens, and raise a glass!

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