Bodegas Campos Reales Tempranillo Blend la Mancha 2009
Score: 88 Points (Stephen Tanzer) Tasting Notes: This easy drinking wine has a deep violet color and a nose of fresh berries and cherries. On the palate, ripe blackberries, strawberries and pomegranate co-mingle on a zesty medium bodied backbone. The tannins are quite submerged and the fresh acidity makes this wine a good pair for any casual dinner. This is not a complex wine; however, it delivers some delicious vitality and freshness that is quite enjoyable.
In a region with a very long tradition of winemaking such as El Provencio. where our facilities are situated, the passage of time has helped us build and increase our know-how and skills. At Bodegas Campos Reales we retain from tradition that which we know should not be changed... hand harvesting, traditional pruning, the importance of indigenous grape varieties, aging in quality oak barrels...
External Reviews for Bodegas Campos Reales Tempranillo Blend la Mancha
Bright purple. Primary dark berry aromas are complicated by licorice, dried flowers and cured meat. Complex for this price point, offering deep blackberry and blueberry flavors and a firm, chewy texture. It's rare to find this seriousness at this price.
Bright, medium ruby-red. Slightly tanky, musky aromas of crushed dark berries. Juicy and nicely concentrated, with black raspberry, licorice and pepper flavors, along with a wild, gamey character and an exotic suggestion of banana.
An excellent value from 30-year old Tempranillo vines, this tank-fermented and aged, medium-bodied 2003 is all fruit. Reminiscent of Beaujolais, it reveals hints of bubble gum, Kool Aid, strawberries, and cherries in a clean, fruity style. It could be served slightly chilled over the next 12-18 months.
Bright purple. Fresh red berries and candied cherry on the nose. Taut, focused dark berry flavors are complemented by notes of licorice and smoke, with no tannins to be found. Finishes slightly clenched, with an echo of dark berries. This is one serious bargain.