Osborne Solaz Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
- Rated 4 stars
- Castilla y Léon
- Reviewed by: Silvana Lau
- Published on: February 15, 2017
- Last modified: February 15, 2017
An example of Spain’s answer to France’s Bordeaux blends (without the hefty price tag). This popular trend in Spanish viticulture takes Cabernet Sauvignon, the international kid on the block and blends it with Spain’s darling grape,Tempranillo. This 50/50 blend is a dark ruby colour, seductively perfumed with leather, cedar, and smoky aromas. At first sip, the Cabernet provides much of the wine’s structure, with flavours of blackcurrant followed by a whisper of vanilla. Mid-palate the Tempranillo shines through with sweet and savoury flavours of lightly spiced stewed cherries infused with cedar. Medium-bodied with moderate acidity and tannins, making it an easy-to-drink wine that will appeal to every palate. A weekday wine that is perfect with burgers, pizzas and steaks. Needless to say, this wine would also make a nice base for sangria. Olé!