Sunday, November 6, 2011

Quickie review: ***+ $$$ Museum Cigales Real Reserva, Spain, 2005

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About quickie reviews: These review are made on the run, typically at large wine tastings, where the opportunity to settle in with a wine is limited.  Nonetheless, key elements on the nose or palate are indicated, along with Spirit of Wine rating.

Quickie tasting notes:  Museum Cigales Real Reserva, Spain, 2005, brings full-fledged barnyard, stinky feet and old world bramble to the nose of this tempranillo.  The palate adds solid new world fruit to the old world aromatics.


Overall: Rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for the complexity of the combination. 


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