24/02/2008 – Tagonius, Vinos de Madrid Tinto 2004

Tagonius (Spain) Vinos de Madrid Tinto 2004
The Denominacion de Origen ‘Vinos de Madrid’ is a relatively new one, granted in acknowledgement of the fast-improving quality of this area, from wines like this one, made from both the indigenous Tempranillo, and Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Tagonius Tinto has a splendidly warm and inviting nose of rich cherries and berry compote, with sweet, damp earth and a background of prune and plum. On the palate the fruit is rich and ripe, perhaps a touch baked, but then it floods the mouth with clean, sweet berry flavours backed up with a stripe of agile, lively tannin, to give a nicely crisp edge. The acidity is good too, in a really distintive Spanish wine, with the Tempranillo fruit and tobacco character coming through. A delicious wine and something a bit different. £7.75, FromVineyardsDirect.com