…except that I’ve always said that I’d never be like regular wine bloggers and just rate wines. I’ve stuck to that. In the rare occasion that I attempt it, it still is Eve-il-fied.
The La Aldea Monastrell 2007 “red wine”, Jumilla, Spain. 14% alcohol. I think it was between $10 – $20 (it was a gift) from Valencia Wine Company.
Nose: Bell peppers and mushrooms and maybe some other vegetal tinge hung on while blackberry pushed its way through. Thankfully.
Taste: Balanced, dry, high tannins, black cherry muscled out by some white pepper.
Conclusion: I’d pay for this wine again. I’d sell it to you if given the chance. 88 Eve points.
I meant to try it later with food, which I think I did, but I didn’t note the changes. I’m still quite the novice in detecting what happens when I add food to my wine notes. I get that chocolate makes a crappy red taste better, as does over-chilling a bad white. And I even get how Stilton Blue cheese makes my dessert wine soften and add nutty components.
But, when it comes to a red, I’m afraid I’m more guilty than not of the old chew and swallow. You?