A sandpaper seven from Spain
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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