Torres Viña Sol Tempranillo, 2008

If you’re looking for consistently good Spanish wine, then look no further than the Torres range. The one hundred year old family company has a presence in over 140 countries and amongst their many brands is one of my favourites; Vina Sol.

In March I reviewed the white variety, produced from the Parelleda grape, this wine is a fresh, fruity and elegant wine, perfect on its own or alongside light tapas dishes.

When I got home from work a few nights ago, my mum had discovered its red counterpart, Torres Viña Sol Tempranillo, 2008…

This medium bodied, plump red has subtle aniseed flavours in the first taste, and gives way to ripe fruit and vanilla. The silky texture of this wine went excellently with the rich creamy lasagne we had for dinner (not Spanish I know- but still delicious).

Keep an eye out for this one; it’s often on offer in Tesco. Personally, I cannot wait until my Spanish holiday this year, when I’ll be stocking up on bottles of this wine for just a few Euros and pairing it with meat or creamy dishes (Spanish ones of course!)

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