Plant Cab on the hot plains of Central Spain? What was D. Carlos Falcó thinking of? But this pioneering Winemaker had the benefit of a Californian education to make him see things differently. Despite being founded in 1292, this estate has been at the forefront of Spanish Winemaking for many years and has used modern science and understanding to craft superb wines from this ancient land.
I fell in love with this wine a long time ago, when it was pretty much the only Cab in Spain, outside of Catalunya. Its ripe blackcurrants and dense chocolatey overtones have never really left me. Whilst the Marqués has gone on to pioneer again and again with Syrah and Petit Verdot (also great wines), I can´t help but come back to my first love. When the late British celebrity chef Keith Floyd visited, whilst filming "Floyd on Spain", the Cab was matched with partridge in chocolate sauce. Sounds crazy perhaps, but not a million miles from the spicy red and mole pairings popular in modern Mexican cuisine.
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Boutique Tenerife winery, with amazing old vines enjoying a commanding view over the ocean, made this thought-provoking red which defies categorisation. PLEASE NOTE THAT SPECIAL SHIPPING RATES APPLY TO ALCOHOLIC ITEMS
Cult wine region where stupidly steep slopes mean it's all about passion rather than economics. Decanter Magazine's "Must-try red" shows a beguiling rose-like aroma, spicy red fruits and freshness, somewhat like a Pinot Noir.. This wine also was also listed first in the region in the New York Times. PLEASE...
Another stunning wine from the breathtaking Ribeira Sacra region, this one winning a Regional Trophy in Decanter Magazine. Juicy perfumed Mencía, aged for 12 months in new French oak. PLEASE NOTE THAT SPECIAL SHIPPING RATES APPLY TO ALCOHOLIC ITEMS.
The top wine from a boutique bodega in a renovated 14th century castle. 100% Tempranillo from old bush vines, give lots of concentration and elegance, wrapped in toasty oak. This is a single vineyard wine, made from a vineyard enclosed within the walls of the castle compound itself. PLEASE NOTE...