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Wine Blogging Wednesday: Passionate Spain

Posted by Andrew Barrow, 4:15am 11/07/2007. Leave a comment

An exciting day here in Surf4Wine HQ - our first chance to participate in the monthly Wine Blogging Wednesday event. It's round 35, which shows just how long this international 'virtual' wine tasting event has been running. This month WBW is hosted by

The theme (which changes each month and is selected by the host) is Passionate Spain (wines under $10), which as we are all aware, is about a fiver in 'proper' money. We couldn't decide between two possibilities, so we uncorked, or rather unscrewed, them both.

Marques de la Villa, 2004, Toro, Spain
A mix of Garnacha and Tinta de Toro. Retail price £4.99.
This offers wonderful ripe, open aromas, more pronounced than the Sequoit, deeper and more complex too. A few sips and spits and this really impresses for the money. An extra year has worked wonders. Medium to full-bodied with a nice rounded, juicy palate and plenty of tomato/fruit flavours. A decent finish with a tight tannic ending.

Sequiot, 2005, Valencia, Spain
Here it's a blend of Tempranillo mixed with Cabernet Sauvignon. Retail price is £5.19. Despite the lighter nose the Sequoit is more vibrant on the palate. Tannins are more noticeable and the acidity is higher too - both are really food wines after-all, but the flavours are great. Younger, fresher, with a juicy vibrancy.

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