The Carlton Restaurant

Spanish Wines Red

BODEGAS VALDEMAR RIOJA “CONDE DE VALDEMAR – RESERVA” TEMPRANILLO’07 – This is a textbook traditional Rioja, with dry spice, earth, light herbal notes and leather on the nose alongside cherry and plum scents. The palate is crisp, elegant and pure, with raspberry, vanilla, plum and leathery flavors. Modest complexity and elegance rise up on the finish.”………72.99

CELLARS CAPAFONS-OSSO “MONSANT MASIA ESPLANES”’03 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION “Rugged tannins give way to roasted plum, coffee and earth flavors in this solid, rustic red.  Has grip, but it’s tough. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Garnacha and Carinena…62.99

CIMS DE PORRERA “PRIORAT CLASSIC”’01 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION  – Ripe, almost roasted, with black cherry, wild herb, licorice and black pepper notes.  Has rich, round tannins and good concentration, but remains balanced and generous, with a spicy finish.…133.99

CLOS DOMINIC VINYES “BIAXES”’04…65.99

CONTINO RIOJA GRAN RESERVA’08  – The 2008 Reserva is a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% between Mazuelo and Garnacha, inox fermented and aged in used oak barrels of which 40% were made of American wood and the rest were French. 2008 was a challenging vintage and they didn’t produce many of the special wines that year, so the best fruit went towards the Reserva. It has a very lactic, sweet nose, with notes of orange rind and cherries. As Contino is a warm vineyard, the cold years make for quite balanced wines, and this 2008 has good acidity, not terribly complex, but clean with a slight herbaceous touch. Fine-grained tannins and acidity will make it age gracefully.”……..92.99

EL MIRACLE MARISCAL VALENCIA GRANACHA’14 ………..33.99

FLOR D’ ENGLORA ROURE MONSTANT’09…35.99

JARO CHAFADIN RIBERA DEL DUERO TEMPRANILLO’13………….75.99

LA PINTADA SPAIN-YECIA MONASTRELL16 …….34.99

LA PINTADA CAMPO DE BORJA GRENACHE-SYRAH’15………………….34.99

TANDEM ARS MEMORIA’07 Deep dark plum colored.  Mature nose with notes of black currant (cassis), spices, black pepper, chocolate and cedar.  Fine tannins on the palate, with volume, long, friendly, with a long, elegant finish.  Fresh and elegant.”………89.99

TINTO JOVEN CAMPO DE BORJA “PENELOPE SANCHEZ”’08…31.99