Friday night was a modest offering and a return to an old favourite
Easy drinking and a pleasant way to start the weekend.
Timing of the Rugby World Cup is confusing me. My pavlovian response when rugby is on TV is to reach for a drink. Bit tricky at 8.15am! Still, even in the absence of a drink, enjoyed the Japan v Ireland match this morning. Really did not see that coming.
Rugby out if the way, waited for a slightly more decent hour to open this
Bit of a gnarly old beast but definitely approachable now. Decanted off a heavy sediment. Quite medicinal on the nose. To keep the rugby theme going, reminiscent of the pervading pre match changing room smell of deep heat/liniment.
Plenty of alcohol here (very precisely listed at 14.7%) and it is noticeable. Warming. Tannins softening with age but still the unmistakable Tempranillo “joy” of chewing on a WS cardboard carton. However, there is balance here. Stewed plums, Liquorice, cloves, dark chocolate. Mmmmm.
Wonderful long finish as as this resolves beautifully leaving me with a very contented smile.
Paired this afternoon with Tyrells Mature Cheddar & Chive crisps.