La Malkerida 2012, Utiel-Requena
This is an engaging wine with delicious plump ripe soft red fruits and light tannins. A great all-purpose wine to sup with nibbles and very fairly priced.
This wine featured in an article I wrote for the Irish Times about Bobal a few months ago. I had come across the excellent Clos Lojen (64wine) from Manchuela a few years ago, but in the space of two months I came across several other excellent wines made from Bobal, all at very reasonable prices. I met Spanish sommelier Bruno Murciano at a tasting by Quintessential Wines. He presented two Bobals from the same producer in Utiel-Requena; the La Malkerida above and the altogether more serious El Sueno de Bruno, a wonderful structured wine with great intensity.
Stockists: Black Pig, Donnybrook; Michael’s, Mount Merrion; Green Man Wines, Terenure; Power, Lucan; O’Learys, Cootehill; Quintessential, Drogheda www.quintessentialwines.ie
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