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Azul de Bobal

Azul de Bobal
2016 Bobal, Utiel Requena DO

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Organically Grown Grapes
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Azul de Bobal
2016 Bobal, Utiel Requena DO

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry jam, black licorice, cedar, clove, graphite, and tobacco with a lightly tannic, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a silky, delightful, medium-length finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich Spanish red with great fruit and toasty notes of tobacco; easy to love.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blackberry jam, black licorice, cedar, clove, graphite, and tobacco
Taste Flavor: blackberry jam, black licorice, cedar, clove, graphite, and tobacco
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich Spanish red with great fruit and toasty notes of tobacco; easy to love.

The Importer

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The Importer
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