2005 Celler del Roure Les Alcusses, Valencia

01152009This was one of those bottles that I picked up for 2 reasons – I love Spanish wine and I liked the label. Yep, even wine geeks buy a wine because of the label occasionally. 🙂

When I opened it and let it grab some air I knew I was in for something surprisingly tasty. The nose gives off a beautiful mix of ripe black cherry, berry and earth. A juicy sip was all about the ripe (yes, I used that word again, but it really applies here) cherry and berry along with a really nice earthy edge to the medium-long finish. I really liked it. It fills the mouth with its rich flavours.

It’s a blend of Tempranillo, Mourvédre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mando, which is a varietal indigenous to the Valencia area. What it all adds up to is a wine I’ll definitely buy again. Go look for it.

$24.99 at LDB stores here in BC.

4 stars

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