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2007 Campos Reales Tempranillo La Mancha

campos_realesAnother inexpensive masterpiece brought in by Jorge Ordonez. If his name is on the bottle you can bet it brings some fruit to the table. All three of us preferred the Protocolo at the same price, because it brought more structure and presence. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, meat, smoke, leather, earth, and some oak. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium- tannin, medium acidity, with a C+ kind of finish. This tempranillo reminded me of the Monte Oton Garnacha, silky and gulpable.