I have yet to find a Spanish wine that doesn’t just blow me away every time. Honestly I’d be pleased to find a crappy one but I haven’t. That’s not to say that they are the best in the world, simply that value-for-money a Tempranillo rarely lets you down. This one was in the 13 dollar range (CDN). nothing exquisite or elitist about it, just a pure dark berry flavour, woody and lightly spicy. That’s it. 7 years old, aged for a year and a half in oak. It’s actually weaker than I had figured it would be and after having read about the 2007 it makes sense. I’d rate it as a “Buy Again” and will do so. It’s quirky enough to have with unassuming guests and Ramones playing in the background. Yep, that’s how I’d sum it up.
Note: I have absolutely no clue why the “7 Years” is in quotations. If I find out the update will be here.
Here is their pretty slick website with a video explaining their wines and process…. ANCIANO WINE