Thursday, April 19, 2012

Review: **+ $ Lozar Black Pig, Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2007

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Today we're sampling a moderately-aged value-priced tempranillo-based Spanish wine from Ribera del Duero.


Original tasting and review : This is Lozar Black Pig, Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2007, finished at 14.% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep magenta, purple rim, opaque in the center.

On the nose: Poured cool and swirled vigorously, shows a light nose of fresh laundry and red fruits.  This bottle is slightly corked.  Ignoring the cork, from the aroma, seems like this will be taut and sleek.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact full and fairly round in the palate, though completely balanced and clean.  The finish is brisk, lightly acidic and nothing but clean.

In summary: Overall, rates two stars with a plus for sleek balance on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  But this deserves another trial with a non-corked bottle.

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