Brown Brothers Tempranillo 2009

Sorry, here’s another grumpy review.  Dark in colour, Brown Brothers’ 2009 tempranillo had a medium intensity aroma of plums, strawberries and dark cherries.  The palate had similar flavours and medium acidity, but I felt the alcohol a bit pronounced, spiky and out of balance.  But then we are talking here about a wine that is around $14, and I tasted this wine blind not knowing this, so this may be harsh.  On day 2, it was better.  Decanting might be a good idea to soften this one up a bit.  Seemingly not as good as the 2008 or the 2004 that I’ve tried previously.  80 to 81 points.

Abv: 14.5%
Price: $14
Tasted: September 2011

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