Twisted Tempranillo

Twisted Oak wines seem to be pouring into my basement from all directions! Not only am I a Twisted Few member, but these sneaky wines seem to make it into my WineQ Q almost every shipment! This particular bottle, the 2004 Twisted Oak Tempranillo came to us via WineQ. I purchased it for $23.99 (free shipping), it clocked in at 13.9% alcohol by volume, and had a real cork closure.

On the nose I found cedar, dark fruit, blackberry, smoke, leather, vanilla, fireplace, raspberry, cherry, and anise. The nose was beautifully aromatic and I kept finding more aromas as I dipped my nose back into my glass. Per usual, Matt was done with this first glass before I even took a sip of mine!

In the mouth I got flavors of raspberry, cherry, spice, and anise. I was a bit surprised by all the red fruit in the mouth, after the nose I expected the wine to be darker and brooding! The fruit in the mouth was a bit sweet, but not in a bad way.

Overall, a good wine, and I look forward to trying the 2005 that arrived in my latest Twisted Few shipment!

3 Responses

  1. Uh oh, I feel a Q update coming on! Thanks for the review – I am looking forward to trying this soon.

  2. Tempranillo is one of my favorite reds, especially if it’s a Spanish version. Would you say the Twisted Oak compared favorably with Spanish Tempranillos? It sounds like the one you had was a bit different than a typical Spanish version, but that’s not a bad thing, after all variety is the spice of life!

  3. Definitely worth a spot in your Q Thea!

    Orion, I can’t say I’ve actually had one from Spain that I can recall. I’ll have to look around on my next shopping trip to do a comparison!

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