Sinforiano Cigales 2007 – Cigales, Spain

IMG_2807Had this wine with chuleta (steak) at Bar Nestor in San Sebastian, Spain. The second time. This is the reason I now understand the difference in term usage between “powerful” or “strong” in English wine lingo, versus “fuerte” in Spanish wine terminology. I had heard fuerte used to describe several wines in the past and was never completely convinced that the person knew what they were talking about. This wine’s excessive tannin is what they were referring to. It had a nice cherry, dark fruit front end that had a silkiness that made it worth drinking, but it finished with so much tannin as to feel like you had a piece of tree bark in the mouth. Not what I was looking for and does not bode well for future tastings from the Cigales DO.

  • Rating: Meh
  • Name: Cigales 2007
  • Winery: Bodegas Sinforiano
  • Region: D.O. Cigales
  • Country: Spain
  • Varietals: N/A
  • Price: N/A
  • Where to Buy: N/A

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