- Two Thumbs Way Up
- Elegant notes of black cherry, cola, violets and a subtle dusty, earthy quality. Remarkably complex with flavors of ripe, dark berry fruit, plums and figs with a playful blueberry note. All this accented with touches of white pepper and dark spices.
Through a series of fortuitous events not entirely of my making, I’ve been plowing though a number of high- impact, full-bodied red wines lately. Some, like the J.L. Chave from France’s Rhône Valley, are pretty well known by wine fanciers. Others, like the Jiménez-Landi from Méntrida, Spain (I’m still trying find Méntrida on a map), are undiscovered stars.
The one thing all these wines have in common is that they have their fair share of tannins.
Tannins are one of the most misunderstood components of wine. They mistakenly are given credit for allergic reactions. Some wine drinkers describe dry wines (wines without any residual sugar) as tannic, which is