Bodegas Viticultores de Barros Emperador de Barros Ribera del Guadiana

Varietal: Tempranillo
Region: Spain
Cost: $20

Very purple coloring with aromas of red currant, kirsch, and plum that lead into similar flavors on the palate.  Great with grilled food, including ribs, burgers, and beef or pork barbeque.

Recommendations: My wife and I disagree on some of the flavors of this wine, but since this is my blog, my opinion is the one that shall prevail.  Sorry sweetie.  I found the wine to be fairly fruit forward, though not in the same way that many California wines are, just that the fruit flavors were very prominent.

A heavy aroma of alcohol masks most of the aromas, but this does mellow as you let the wine rest in your glass, which gives you ample time to appreciate the deep purple coloring of the wine.  Paired with some burgers and fries, this was a great wine to just enjoy a simple meal.  I’d really like to try it with some nice juicy ribs, as I think the barbeque sauce would pair great with the fruit flavors of the wine.  This is a great cookout wine that doesn’t need fancy food to be appreciated.

Special thanks to the International Wine of the Month Club for supplying the wine.

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1 Comment

  1. Good review, love a wine that goes well with BBQ.
    Got a laugh out of this “My wife and I disagree on some of the flavors of this wine, but since this is my blog, my opinion is the one that shall prevail”
    Perhaps your wife should setup her own wine blog / or you could both review the wines with separately? Third option – keep going th way you are 🙂

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