Monday, July 2, 2012

Wine Tasting: El Bombero 2011

Normally I'm not a believer in pairing specific wines to specific dishes. Call it an unrefined palate if you will, but El Bombero 2011 has convinced me otherwise. That's not necessarily a compliment.

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

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