The Vintners portfolio includes an impressive selection of Spanish wines, including wines from the innovative Spanish winemaker Telmo Rodriguez, the great value Bodegas Borsao, and of course Dibon, with their delicious sparkling wine from Cava. So it comes as no surprise that when Gourmet Traveller Wine conducted a tasting of Spanish wines from the Australian market, several of our wines were included in the bunch, all achieving scores of 90 or over:

Telmo Rodriguez Al Muvedre Tinto Joven 2010, Alicante

“2010 Al Muvedre Tinto Joven Alicante, a monastrell from Telmo Rodriguez, has red cherry and raspberry fruit with the soft tannins to make it delicious now. Forrestal found its aroma ‘beguiling, with redcurrant and raspberry pastilles. Silky-smooth and medium bodied. Rich and concentrated.’ The palate is supple and fleshy, which adds to the wine’s immediate appeal. It will be at its most enjoyable over the next couple of years.”

Borsao Seleccion Tinto 2010, Campo de Borja

“2010 Borsao Seleccion combines Garnacha any syrah with a little tempranillo to give a supple, juicy and highly drinkable red. Bourne wrote ’Lovely aroma, with raspberry and violet. Fresh, bright fruit flavours with good weight and chewy tannins that work really well. There’s a sense of harmony.’ The wine’s best enjoyed now and over a couple of years. Outstanding value, too.”

Telmo Rodriguez LZ Vinedos de Lanciego 2010, Rioja

 “2010 Telmo Rodriguez LZ Vinedos de Lanciego Rioja appealed to us with its lively, fresh dark cherry and blackberry fruit. It is supple, with a slightly stalky turn to the finish, and is well balanced. Bennie was enthusiastic, writing, ‘Primary fruit-driven, with cherry, musk and cola, and a faintly herbal twist in the flavour. Juicy and fine, with peppery hints, the energy carrying it along .’ It’s ready now and at its best over the next couple of years.”

Telmo Rodriguez Dehesa Gago 2010, Toro

 “2010 Telmo Rodriguez Dehesa Gago Toro, a tempranillo, has a concentrated core of dark, berried fruit – blackberry and blueberry. It’s richly flavoured, with plenty of firm tannins, and is well balanced. Forrestal wrote, ‘Bright, vibrant and juicy, with brambles and raspberry pastilles. Persistent, yet velvet tannins.’ The wine will develop well over several years in bottle, although if you enjoy plenty of vigour in your reds, try it now.”

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