Wine Tasting Note: Alejandro Fernández El Vínculo Crianza, 2002, La Mancha, Spain.
Available from Oddbins for £13.29.
I’m thinking dusty plains, hot simmering horizons and insects buzzing through the gentle slopes of low-lying vineyards as the ancient windmills creak in a gentle breeze… A scent of wild berries, strawberries and more than a dusting of spice open this deep cherry coloured wine. The palate follows with a rich and mellow feel, dusty tannins hide in a rich and jam flavoured wine with mellowed complexity and a long toasty finish. Delicious. 100% Tempranillo. Alcohol 13%.
Scribblings Rating – 92/100
This was served with a steak and chorizo stew (Part One / Part Two) as detailed on Slashfood. Although the spice of the chorizo dampened the wines flavours a tad it was an lovely combination. Equally manchego and other cheeses, as detailed on the producers website, would be a fine match.
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