Friday, May 23, 2008

Casa De La Ermita Crianza 2004

  • Area: Spain, Jumilla, Murcia
  • Grape: 40% Monastrell, 25% Tempranillo, 20% Cab S., 15% Petit Verdot
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Rating: Black; 88 Dilettante; 88

Description: Aged for 9 months in American and French oak. The nose is full of dark fruit and wood. Soft and velvety in the mouth with flavors of cherry, spice, vanilla and a hint of coconut. This wine has the body and texture of a nice Bordeaux with a long finish that's dark and woody. Good straight out of the bottle, although decanting for an hour brings out some earth tones and softens the acidity. With the softened acidity, some of the high notes disappear.

Food Pairing: Gooseberry lamb, tuna, chocolate cake
Movie Pairing: Edward Scissorhands
Musical Pairing: Danny Elfman

1 comment:

NWJR said...

Sounds yummy....