Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Priorat 2016

★★★☆☆
(how do my ratings work?)

Hails from: Catalunya, Spain. Grapes: Garnacha, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mazuela, Syrah

I tried this with a sirloin steak earlier in January, so I have to admit I wrote this as a food-pairing note. The wine is a young, gem-like purple hue with a meaty, blackberry nose. There’s hints of vanilla, as you’d expect from bigger Priorat. Dry, juicy with notes of sharp currants and milky chocolate. The tannins are like sucking on plum skins but it’s an easy-drinking style thanks to a bit of sweetness. Not thrilling but certainly good.

Dry Red Wine made by: Sainsbury’s

Drink now. Circa £12.00 (find this wine). Tasted: January 2019

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