Otero Reserva 2008

The final wine tried at Vinoteca Vides. This red wine is from both a new region (Valles de Benavente in Zamora) and a new local grape variety (Prieto Picudo). It’s also a very reasonable price for a reserva.

It has spent 30 months maturing in barrels of French, American and Rumanian oak. Then several more years in the bottle.

A ruby garnet red colour of medium light intensity. It had a lovely heady fruity scent. Full on fruit of the forest. I wasn’t paying attention to the oak notes as I was too busy enjoying the fruit.

A dry, relatively light bodied wine with medium tannins and acidity and a medium finish. Given it’s ageing I would have expected it to be heavier.

I thoroughly enjoyed this wine. It was full of berry flavours with just enough oomph from the tannins to give it some depth but remain balanced. It reminded me of a very good young Tempranillo.

Name: Otero Reserva 2008
Colour: Red
Year: 2008
Grapes Prieto Picudo
Winery: Bodegas Otero
Country: Spain
Region: Valles de Benavente (Zamora)
Quality Classification: Denominacion de Origen Protegida
Alcohol: 13%
Price: 9€

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