“Tempranillo could become the Next Big Red” says Rod Phillips

“The Tempranillo grape makes wines that are flavourful, balanced, and well structured. It also takes well to barrel-aging. These wines deliver value as well as quality.”

Anciano Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2007

This Tempranillo, from Valdepeñas, in the southern part of central Spain, really is from the 2007 vintage, meaning it’s been cellared for you. Look for some maturity in the flavour, good acidity, and integrated tannins. Drink it with red meats, pork, and grilled seasoned sausages. 13 per cent alcohol; $12.95

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