Buezo Tempranillo Reserva 2005

This was the first of four red wines that I tasted at a vinopremier.com tasting. For more information on Bodegas Buerzo and the techniques that they use please click on the image below.

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The Tempranillo 2005 is matured in 60% French oak and 40% American oak for 12 months and then further matured in the bottle for at least 6 years. Please check out the article on the bodega above to see why this is necessary.

It is a ruby red colour with a clean nose of medium intensity with the classic red fruit scents you get from a Tempranillo. It also has some dried fruit in there plus earthy/vegetal tones and a hint of spice.

Unfortunately this is a wine high in tannins, so my tongue was unable to pick up any of the above flavours and got its usual does of sour. Sooooo frustrating! The scents were really promising. Others in the tasting loved this wine, as they did get all the flavours. I did get the earthy, spicy tones, but that was all.

It was a surprisingly refreshing wine, which the bodega said was due to the higher than usual acidity level. Medium bodied, with a light to medium finish.  Overall this came across as a good to very good wine, shame I can’t appreciate it.

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Name: Buezo Tempranillo Reserva
Colour: Red
Year: 2005
Grapes 100% Tempranillo
Winery: Bodegas Buezo
Country: Spain
Region: Arlanza
Quality Classification: Denominación de Origen
Alcohol: 13.5%
Price: 13,90€

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