Sunday, November 18, 2012

Another awesome Spanish wine rated 90 points under $17!

Sabor Real 2008 from Toro in Spain - 90 point wine for $16.99 - best buy in British Columbia or Ontario!

I am a big, big fan of Spanish red wine and a really big fan of the Toro region - so when you find a great wine that is rated 90 points by Robert Parker and retails for just $16.99 there is only one thing to say: buy lots of Sabor Real!

Fortunately BC Liquor Stores have almost 1,200 bottles in stock all over the province, produced by Campiña de Toro.

And for my Ontario readers, even better news: readily available all over at LCBO stores and a dollar cheaper!  Full details here.

But don't delay - this is not only a highly rated wine but it has a huge taste the you will love.

Parker says the 2008 vintage has a bouquet of blackberry, spice box, tobacco, lavender and black cherry.  I say it is just an awesome fruit bomb with surprising layers of complexity for such a modestly priced wine.  It comes from mostly 70 to 100 year old tempranillo vines and should easily age for 3-4 years, but it drinking perfectly now.

And it is huge - 14% alcohol and not the medium weight wine some expect from Spain - this is bigger tasting than a lot of cabernet sauvignon and even syrah/shiraz wines!

So - there's the starting gun - I can't think of any other red wine that I'd rather drink for this price. 


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