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La Serrana (Spain) Tempranillo 2003
At Majestic's Spring press tasting more than one of my estimable colleagues agreed with me that this was a little cracker, and perhaps the best value wine in Majestic's current portfolio - not the best wine of course, and not some serious specimen to cellar for a decade, but a superbly made, joyous little wine at a terrific price. There is a little touch of chocolate to quite a bright cherry fruitedness, and a really nice depth of fruit. On the palate there is lots of concentrated, slick fruit with a good solid core and a certain chocolaty texture and sweetness. Drying tannins, with some spice and a touch of sweetness before balanced acidity completes a great value picture. At 2.99 this is worth buying by the case for summer. 2.99 Majestic.