Jimenez Landi Bajondillo 2010, DO Mentrida, Toledo, Spain

AUD$26 from Vintage Cellars (Albert Park). A blend of Syrah, Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.Fruit from vineyards 600m above sea level. Fruit is destemmed, cold soaked for 2-5 days, then macerated for 15-20 days. Barrel fermented, aging on less for 5 months in new French oak barrels. Clear intense ruby colour. Dense aromatic nose of dark cherry, violets, syrupy blackcurrants with a slight saltish edge to it. Dry, full-bodied wine of silky texture, there is an abundance of grippy dry tannins that sucks the life out of your mouth (in kinda a good way). You are left gasping for air before the acidity kicks in, but you’ll be left panting. Fresh young fruity flavours, cherry, rose syrup, lesser splash of blackcurrants, and blackpepper. Long finish. Have this now with a rich lamb casserole, but let it breathe a bit before serving. Could also cellar for a couple of years to see how the tannins fare (at risk of losing the fruit). Drink now – 2019. 91/100.

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