Friday, 19 February 2010

De France Avec Amour (Je Crois)

Some French men came to our house and when they left, there was a bottle of plonk left ont' dining room table.  I hope it was intended for us because we've just opened it and will attempt a dangerous LIVE blog about its nature for you gentle reader.

Ederra Crianza 2006
Bodegas Bilbainas
Rioja D.O.C.

Colour: deep granite/earthy burgundy.  Clearly marked restings when swilled around non-matching glasses.  Hint of browning around rim tee ho!

Primary aromas: Musty and sweet like as if at bodega itself.

Secondary aromas:  Very dense forest forest fruits and rubber.

Attack:  Pleasant and balanced.

Taste Time:  Really intense tempranillo, balsamic with a leather fondo.  Enough tannins to know they're tannins.

Going down:  Nicely but Natalia needs to go cut some strong cheese because this vino is too strong to enjoy alone.

Score: 7/10

Mark D. & Natalia P.S.

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