Tuesday, December 09, 2008

2007 "ZESTOS" (50% Garnacha, 50% Tempranillo) (Madrid, Spain)

This was a good buy in a gutsy, blue-collar red.

Eye: Dark ruby with purple highlights.

Nose: Earthy plum juice with a stony note.

Mouth: Chunky and ripe, with low-ish acidity and some tannin that was just north of soft. Full-bodied, with a slightly hot finish. Not complex at all, but a fair amount of flavor for the buck.

Score: 85.

Cellar or drink? Drink over the next 6-9 months.

Price/store: Was about $8 or $9 at Central Market.

1 comment:

VinoRoll said...

Hi Tom,
I love the work you are doing here on your blog and would like to ask you something as blog owner to another, can I have your email address?
you don't have a "Contact us" link on your blog...

T. Rosenblum
www.vinoroll.com