The Tasting Panel magazine

August 2012

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APPELLATIONS Gazate 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Fresh, crisp, easy-drinking example from Vinícola de Tomelloso that con- firms cooler sites and early harvest dates make this variety successful in Ciudad Real. MOUSIEUR TOUTON Espanillo 2011 Airén Organic Regional benchmark for Airén produced by the San Antonio Abad cooperative in Toledo. Concentrated floral and stone fruit aromas and flavors; bright green fruit on a precisely focused finish. VINAMERICAS Allozo Centro Españolas 2008 "927" A supple Tempranillo, Syrah and Merlot blend from that spends six months in French oak. Complex cassis aromas and flavors elevate this special bottling. CHRISSA IMPORTS San Antonio Abad Export Manager Jose del Val. Allozo 2005 Tempranillo Reserva Polished Tempranillo showing more emphasis on earth, spice and structure with secondary fruit flavors. Allozo Centro Españolas reds continue as regional benchmarks for Ciudad Real. CHRISSA IMPORTS Vinícola de Tomelloso 2000 Torre de Gazate Gran Reserva Awarded "Best of the Nation" value red at the San Francisco International Wine Competition 2011, this Cabernet Sauvignon has baking spice and lean, bright fruit on the mid palate with weighty, granular tannins. MOUSIEUR TOUTON Tomillar Crianza 2005 Tempranillo that is raking in gold medals from across Europe for its clean, earthy, leather-spiced aromas and flavors. Virgen de la Viñas cooperative in Ciudad. seeking Importer; Albardiales 2011 Tempranillo Joven Bright red from San Antonio Abad that demonstrates the ripeness Tempranillo can achieve on the mid palate but remains lively on the finish. VINAMERICAS Carmen Ramírez is Export Manager for Vinícola de Tomelloso, located in Ciudad Real. august 2012 / the tasting panel / 99

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