Castillo Catadau Gran Reserva 2005 Tempranillo

Purchased from Naked Wines, $11.99

Aaron: This had a full bodied nose featuring pepper, strawberry and raspberry.  I noticed a prominent cherry flavor but more importantly a little too many tannins on the finish. These were accompanied by a significant spice which was almost tart but completely different from the flavor.  I felt this was heavy for a Tempranillo and had a starkly different finish and flavor.  88 points

Teri: Aside from the slight tart flavor, this Tempranillo was filled with berry and dark cherry flavors on the smell and taste. It rounds out with full tannins and a strong oak flavor on the finish. 87 points

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