I signed up for Virgin wines. There was an offer when I purchased something else (forgotten what), but did not realise that it was a monthly payment. So with quite a bit of credit, bought 16 bottles. I will be looking at some of these in more detail in later posts.
Very busy with work at the moment, so just a short post this month reviewing one of these. Tasted with Johnny and with a small bit of steak, and a large vegetable stew.
- Torre Aguila
- £12.99 from Virgin Wines (less on offers)
Aroma: Rich, dark berries and oaky. Strong, will taste be overpowering?
Taste: Also really nice, full bodied but definitely not overpowering.Me
Aroma: Fruity, strawberry, smoky
Taste: Really nice, spicy. Matches aroma (strawberry, smoky) dark berries.Johny
Overall, a very nice wine. Rich, full bodied without being overpowering. It went really well with the small steak meal. Not too much information on the bottle, here is what I found online.
From Virgin Wines website “Long, careful ageing resulting in a wine bursting at the seams with character.
Dried fruit, toasted nuts and balsamic notes on a full-bodied but elegant palate.”
From Wines Direct website “Spanish Gran Reserva, in spite of its complexity and bold character, is a fantastically versatile wine. Those firm flavours and tannic structure from the oak lend itself perfectly to match up with the powerful flavours of grilled or roasted meat and vegetables. But the length of ageing allows the wine to mellow and soften, giving a wine that is totally balanced and ready to drink with or without food” (Wines Direct had this on special offer of £7.99 when I searched. excellent value at that price).
It is a Spanish wine, mainly using the Cabernet grape. I did reviews before getting the information from the other sites, so pleased that I matched some of the expert comments such as ‘full-bodied but elegant’ and ‘match up with meat and vegetables’ as it did go very well with the steak and vegetable stew.
More detailed information on the Virgin Wines coming soon. Off to Boulogne on Monday, so more French wines to bring back.