Monday, July 2, 2012
Wine Tasting: El Bombero 2011
An old-vine Spanish wine, it has big body and is silky smooth on the tongue. Where it falls down is a certain sweetness which feels out of balance. As someone who prefers very dry wine, it's a little too sweet to sip on its own, despite not being a "sweet" wine.
Paired with spicy food, however, and it shines due to a strong spicy finish of its own. It's the first red wine from outside of Australia that I've tried which would go very well with barbecue or Tex-Mex food like tacos.
David: 3.5 Stars
Maria: 3.5 Stars