Saturday, December 5, 2009
Torres Sangre de Toro 2007
In the 70's, before Spanish wines had established themselves outside of Spain, a blind tasting was held in France in which a Torres Gran Reserva was matched against all the first growth Burgundies. It won hands down. This is their entry level wine, and while it's far from that level, it is nevertheless a nice bottle: a simple, robust mix of cherry and red berries with fairly mild tannins and no break-up at the end. It even stood up to our four alarm chili. The sale price of $7.99 is about average for this wine.