Cuarto Lote Roble

The third wine at the Madrid & Darracott ‘Spanish Red Wine Blends’ tasting and one I should have paid more attention to as it is from my local area of Madrid. The Bodega is based in Nuevo Baztán (a place well worth a visit) and they basically do one white, one rose and one red wine all named after the Bodega.

This wine is a blend of 70% Tempranillo and 30% Merlot and has been aged for 5 months in young French oak.

By the time I tried this wine the conversation in our group was flowing. I wasn’t in a red wine mood that night and the previous two wines had be too tannic for me. Basically I had switched off and didn’t really take any tasting notes for this wine. This is a shame as it was one of my favourites of the night which means it must have been young and fruity, probably red berries and not overbearing on the tannins and acidity.

The bodega’s website describes its scent/flavour as red berries, spices and a light toasted touch. A wine with body that is friendly and balanced with a persistent finish.

I do remember it was a relatively light bodied and I don’t recall a long finish. But definitely fruity and a touch of spice/wood. My comment was that I didn’t like it enough to buy, there are better wines out there in this price range, but definitely worth watching. Given it is close by I may visit one day.

Name: Cuarto Lote Roble
Colour: Red
Year: 2018
Grapes 70% Tempranillo and 30% merlot
Winery: Bodega Cuarto Lote
Country: Spain
Region: Madrid
Quality Classification: Denominacion de Origen
Alcohol: 15%
Price: 8,25€

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