Bodegas Sierra Salinas Mo 2007
Dark rich deep pomegranate lacking brilliance but made up in color density. This is a bizarre and interesting wine in that the aromas make you doubt the first words that roll of your tongue as you describe the wine: apricots, orange zest, dark plum and spices that remind me of Ethiopian food - which is not a complaint considering it is one of my absolute favorite cuisines. However upon drinking it on the first day...it lost me. The acidity takes over and hides tannin. Not ideal, but on the second day, it relaxed allowing for the cassis, black cherries, ash and chocolate to come alive.
75%Monastrell 25% Garnacha Tintorera Deep cherry red color, with a nose that shows raspberry, rich wood notes, and as it opens black and white pepper. In the mouth big and rich with strong acidity, tannins a bit of bitterness on the finish. Well made but still needs some refinement. 3/5 [NR]