This edition of Thirsty Thursday picks up right where we left off last week with a new found favorite from the land of Rioja, Spain: the 2009 Montebuena (click here if you missed last week’s wine reviews).
The Montebuena was a non-researched random purchase during a recent trip to our local libations outlet that turned out to be surprisingly pleasant. 100% Tempranillo this Rioja is simplistically complex and expressive…a great wine for either casual consumption or for pairing with food. And with a retail price of around $12 you might want to consider purchasing more than one bottle at a time.
Here is my complete review:
2009 Montebuena Rioja (Spain)
Purple in color with a light lavender tinge, the 2009 Montebuena opens with a boutique of spice box, sweet blackberry, tobacco, and led pencil on the nose. The palate expresses a delightful combination of red and black cherries, brandy, and cloves along with a dry woody herbaceousness. Finishes clean and dry. Another great value from Rioja.
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