In a nutshell:
A supercharged Vino de la Tierra from Andalucian vineyards around Cadiz.
This part of the world is traditionally Sherry country, but there are now some excellent reds emerging from here as well, of which this is a good case in point. From 100% Syrah, fermented and aged in French oak barriques for 18 months this has a very deep, inky, mulberry colour which strongly hints at what's to come. It has a full, rich, heady nose with plum and chocolate, spice, mocha and oakiness which is followed by a touch of savouriness in the form of roasted meat, leather and tar. On the palate it's quite weighty with juicy black cherry and plum fruit flavours, subtly brightened by perfumed redcurrants.
When to drink:
Altogether a voluptuous and rich wine with a lovely savoury edge. Rich game dishes or, with a nod to its origins, chorizo in red wine are perfect pairings.
Suitable for Vegans