Buezo Varietales Reserva 2005

This is the second Buezo wine we tasted at the vinopremier cata of last week. If you haven’t already read the blog on the Bodega and its methodology then please click on the image below, as it does have a baring on the wine.

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This was my favourite wine of the tasting, however much of the group preferred the first wine which was more complex. I agree that this one comes across as a simpler wine and reminds me of some of the young wines from Ribera or Rioja. Seems a lot of effort to achieve a similar result. These guys are nothing if not determined.

Once again this wine is matured in 60% French oak and 40% American oak for 1 year, then further matured in the bottle for 5 years.

It has a clear, ruby red colour of medium to deep intensity, with a nose of leather, earth and red fruits.  Both the tannin and acidity levels were medium , hence why I was able to enjoy it versus the last one. A dry red with a medium finish.

Unlike the first wine I was able to appreciate the flavours of this one. Because of the tannins the red fruit comes across as redcurrant to me. Fruit but fresh and more sour, less sweet than other red berries. Having said that I often wonder if that is just my palate rather than the wine. A mix of Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabinet Sauvignon should give a broader berry flavour. Mind you the bodega’s tasting notes barely mention fruit at all and I quite like redcurrants, so who cares. There was a bit of leather and earth in there but not much.

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Name: Buezo Varietales Reserva
Colour: Red
Year: 2005
Grapes 50% Tempranillo, 25% merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery: Bodegas Buezo
Country: Spain
Region: Arlanza
Quality Classification: Denominacíon de Origen
Alcohol: 13.5%
Price: 15€

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