Rachel Mercer's Reviews
69 reviews were found
Nice with lots of chewy berry flavors coupled with smokey quality. Great bbq wine!
Big let down--flawed with too much Brett.
Really nice Tavel--classic style, dry with slightly smokey elements.
Good, example of a Hermitage --nothing outstanding, but also a nice, drinkable wine.
This wine was heavily flawed and not drinkable.
I generally reserve my two star and less ratings to flawed wines, which this isn't...but i couldn't get past the oak on this one. smells like oak. tastes like oak. it's oaky. So if you like chewing on wood--this is your wine! it was a disappointment for me, usually these less expensive spanish wines are just easy, subtle drinkers...not this one. tastes like black currents dipped in a Popsicle stick that you naw on.
for the price? hard to beat. it's EXTRA hot though...the alcohol percent says 14, but it's easily 15, if not higher, so be careful! And because of this heat, it's mostly what you taste....someone said Kirsch Liqueur...which is a good descriptor.
This is always a great buy--usually around or under $15, it's a great 'go-to' wine for anyone looking for a fairly large red, that's not over-whelming, fairly food friendly and no oak!--which is nice change of pace for most of us. Great example of a region that really is perfectly suited for tinto-fino, or tempranillo.
The nose on this is not pleasant.--seems to have a reduction issue. However, once you get past that, the wine is good--nice flavors, complexity. Hard to get past the flaw, personally.
Light & Fruity
I love this wine. I've been a fan for years. really creamy nose, lots of beautiful bubbles; for the price? it's really difficult to beat. If you're a fan of true Champagne's but are looking for a deal--try this. Obviously not as complex, and more racy, but quite lovely, indeed.