Kissing Time Again
Beso de Vino, Seleccion 2010, Cariñena (Spain), 13.5%, €9-11, stockists.
Many of you will be glad to hear that Beso de Vino have released the 2010 Seleccion, a delicious blend of 85% Syrah (15 year old vines) and 15% Garnacha (40 year old vines). Antonio, the little bull, has declared besos otra vez (Kissin’ time again).
And why not. The Beso de Vino bottles have been very popular since introduced by Wine Alliance a couple of years back and their Maurice O’Mahony reckons they just keep getting better.
Colour is red, bordering on black, while the nose speaks of Cherry and Blackberry. Flavour flows from the first sip; it is moderately spicy, soft and dry with a decent finish.
Besides it has a stunning quality/price ratio. It may not be a very complex wine but it is very good. Highly recommended.
For those of you not familiar with the Beso de Vino bottles (the words mean Kiss of Wine), you will have the pleasure of meeting Antonio, the small but perfectly formed cartoon bull on the labels. He is a friendly fellow, not adverse to a kiss himself. Now that last sentence is a bit of toro (tarbh)!