Friday, January 24, 2014

A reasonably priced 95-point Tempranillo?? What's the catch?

In a BC Liquor store the other day and came across this $45 Spanish Tempranillo, that was (as advertised) rewarded with an impressive 95 point score from reputable publication Wine Spectator:

2009 Bodegas JA Calvo Casajus Tempranillo

Light notes of strawberry on the nose, not much else. The palate brings some cherry and raspberry with a smooth, spicy finish.

95 points? No way. It's not bad, but certainly nothing special, IMO. 83.

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