A sandpaper seven from Spain
21 Jul 2008 by JR
Just in case you read my rant about red wines that leave my palate feeling scrubbed by sandpaper rather than having attractive tannins, I thought it only fair to be a bit more specific. Here’s a list of examples of wines of this style, to a greater or lesser degree, from those included in my tasting notes on New Wave Spanish Reds last week. This is not however to imply that this is a specifically Spanish problem. It’s also notable that this does not seem to be a problem specific to certain producers. In my experience a single winemaker often produces some wines with the sandpaper effect and some...

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