Wine: Tridente tempranillo
Producer: Bodegas Triton
Region: Spain>Castilla y Leon>Vino do la tierra
Date tasted: 4/14/15
Place tasted: I was basking in the glow of naked twilight, enjoying the experience of this most impressive wine. A blackbird swooped in open caw that sounded a warning to all who might mean harm to her little bappies. Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer, and the blossoming has begun.
May you breathe and blossom in freedom and love. Salud!
Served with: It was perfect with Viva Madrid Spanish Chicken. Give it some spice and even a hint of sweet. Dark chocolate, yes. Bleu cheese, oh ya. Stay away from creamy sauces and more subtle delicate flavors. This wine needs a little challenge to bring out its best.
Appearance: Black violet hues pour liquid velvet into your glass. Legs of a warrior, strong and defined. He moves with all the control and grace of Nureyev.
On the snoot: Pheromones of juicy plum, rich soil and wet wood.
Taste: The first sip is like kissing a god. The second sip is like drinking one. Taste is full of musky warm black current, cracked peppercorn and cocoa powder. A big solid mouthful of pleasure. Finish rides long and sweet on a river of soft chewy tannins.
Balance: Very well balanced; dry and beautiful. Spice over fruit; acid over sugars but remarkably smooth and full. With a 16% alcohol he's pretty smokin' hot so let him breathe for a while before the dance begins. Tannins are plentiful, chewy and satisfying.
Comments: You will Love this wine. I'm going to need cases of it so please send money. Oh, you should probably buy some for yourself as well, but I cannot guarantee you that will not make me jealous.
Rating: 4 afterglowing tipsys