tempranillo that I have tasted in the past few years?) and it was simply because we didn't know what to open for dinner. Lurking in the wine rack along with a few other dusty bottles was this `03. JPH didn't even know where or when it came from.
This dark complex tannic wine mellowed into a deep, rich smooth delicious dark/dried raspberry wine with a high ETOH (14.5%) It makes me want to buy a bunch, leave it in the cellar and be happily surprised in 8 years.
Cillar de Silos of Ribera del Duero, Spain has a reputation for putting out good wine. This dusty bottle proves it.
It was tight and concentrated on my first sip. Which made me comment "This needs the Nuance" but I was caught up in making Macaroni and Cheese and the wine had to aerate in the glass and bottle - as S. and I sipped away. After about 10 minutes, the wine opened up, became smooth and velvety and went perfectly with our Roast Chicken, Fava Beans a la Marcela Hazan and Swiss Style Macaroni and Cheese.