A little bourbon basting

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Brand NameR Wines
Wine NameSouthern Belle
Vintage (Year)2013
AVAVino de La Tierra de Murcia
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeMourvedre, Syrah/Shiraz
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
Alcohol %14.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

This wine is a a 50/50 combination of Syrah and Monastrell/Matara/Mourvedre.  Lately, I have found a new love for Mourvedre because of a phenomenal one from Spain, and there is a Sicilian Syrah I know that makes you want to slap your mama.

This wine is velvety on the tongue with smooth tannins and a flavor that reminds you of black currants and a touch of spice.  Actually, if this wine was a woman -- and it is named Southern Belle -- most men would fall at it's feet.  The finish does have the mildest scintilla of both tobacco and cherry.

This is a lovely beast!


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