Tobelos Tempranillo Crianza 2015

Another wine from the Tobelos Bodega wine tasting at vinopremier.com and the first red of the evening.

This is their flagship all occasions Riojan red wine made of 100% Tempranillo and aged for 12 months in French, American and Central European oak casks. It is made from grapes harvested from the younger vines which apparently favours a more red berry flavour. Older vines give more black fruit flavours I’m told.

It is a very pale purple colour. Looks a bit watery to be honest, but its scent packs a bit more punch with fruit of the forest and cream. Apparently this spent some partial time on lees.

A dry red with medium tannins and a light body but not totally watery as you might imagine from the colour. Medium acidity and little finish.

It does have a nice creamy texture to it and the fruit of the forest berries come through in the flavour. A bit like a fruit of forest yoghurt.

Not bad wine. I’d be happy to drink it in a bar, but there are others as good at a lower price.

Name: Tobelos Tempranillo
Colour: Red
Year: 2015
Grapes 100% Tempranillo
Winery: Tobelos Bodegas y Viñedos
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Quality Classification: Denominacion de Origin de Calidad
Alcohol: 13.5%
Price: 11€

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