Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Review: **+ $ Misterio de (Fontana Roble), Ucles, Spain, 2006

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Original tasting and review : This is Misterio de (Fontana Roble), Ucles, Spain, 2006, finished at 14% alcohol, a blend of 85% tempranillo - Spain's well-known varietal - and 15% syrah - a varietal seen less often in Spanish wines.

In the glass: Misterio de is medium deep magenta.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows rubber balloon funkiness (which usually blows off with air) and underlying bold, fresh black fruit.  From the aroma, seems like this will be big, burly and sweet.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact more old world in stylings than I would have anticipated from the aromas, bringing really old oak on top of a soft, red fruit, showing raspberry and some currant. Clean finish, friendly with distinct bring tones.

In summary: Overall, rates two stars with a big plus for character on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  A nice offering at a bargain price.

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