Anciano Gran Reserva 2008

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



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