Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Trapio 2005 Bodegas La Purisima

Here's a another red wine from the Murcia Tasting at the Astor Center last week. This dry red wine from Murcia region of Spain is made from 100% Monastrell grapes from the Yecla Zone. The vines are some of the oldest of the region, some being more than 50 to 70 years old. Aged in new French barrels for 14 months and another 12 months in bottle. Color is dark cherry red and looks thick and unfiltered. There is lot going on here, especially on the nose... alternating between a raw vegetal scent like fresh bark stripped from a tree, and a very floral violet flavor. The finish is balsamic and the tannins are a bit astringent but hold my interest. I would like to try this decanted for a few hours to release its full potential.

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