Friday, 5 April 2013
Toro Loco Reserva 2009, Aldi.
This wine is yet another winner from Aldi. The none reserve version priced at just £3.59 beat all comers in a blind tasting, one of which was a bottle of Costa di Bussia Barolo Riserva 2005 which costs £31. Toro Loco Reserva is from the Utiel-Requena region of Spain, near Valencia. Slightly less well known areas like this (outside of Rioja) are often where you can find some real bargains.
Reserva red wines like this are aged for at least 3 years with 1 year in oak barrels.
You can taste it in this wine. On the first sip I can detect the oak, then plummy notes and dark cherry fruits. It's silky smooth and at £4.99 is another superb value wine.
It's limited in numbers as well, so stock up. I did.
Region: D.O. Utiel-Requena, Spain
Price: £4.99, 75cl
Grapes: Blend: Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz & Garnacha.
ABV: 13% ABV
Scores on the doors: Very Good 8/10.