Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Latin Left-Overs

Despite the impression that might have been left with the last post - that those nurses were a wild and crazy bunch - I found wine on the counter the next morning. What's more, it was still in the bottle. So, there was a sort of left-over (rather than a hangover) effect. We had two semi-started bottles waiting to be tried the evening after.

Being from Chile and Spain, both wines might have been better with the Latin Quarter tapas the other night, but I don't see myself running out to grab either one as must-have down the road.

44. 2007 Emiliana Etnico Reserva Syrah-Merlot-Malbec-Mourvedre (Valle Central - Chile)

45. 2006 Valcarlos Fortius Tempranillo (Navarra DOC - Spain)

Both are entry level wines and are priced accordingly, but I don't think either one of them really called out to us. The Fortius Tempranillo just missed the mark altogether. While the Etnico started off nicely on the nose and is organically grown, the palate (and particularly the finish) left me wanting.

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