£15.50/ 0.75 L btl
This is Taberner's junior, a young red wine that is fresh and lively, aged for 5 months in French oak barrels.
A dark cherry colour with violet hues, it has a complex nose exuding aromas of citrus fruits, fig leaves and aromatic herbs. Flavoursome and fresh on the palate, it shows well-balanced acidity and considerable length.
What does this wine taste like?
|Picota cherry red / Violet glints|
|Complex / Herbaceous notes / Balsamic notes|
|Flavoursome / Fresh / Crunchy / Well-integrated acidity / Long|
Drinking and storing
My palate is used to young wines which have less alcoholic strength than this Barbazul but with more quaffing I think I could get used to it! Needs, I think, to accompany hearty food such as a beef stew or spag bol. I sense that it will improve with age but will find it difficult to keep it very long. Classy young wine.
A very good wine from Arcos. Full flavoured and easy drinking. Just a word of warning - it is 15.5 degrees of alcohol, so treat it with some respect and caution unless you are prepared for the consequences!!
Deep and aromatic and fab value
This is a great wine with any meat or cheese dish, or simply on its own. It is surprisingly deep red and rounded in flavour for its age. As with its white sister it is also exceptional value.
Very drinkable wine
We tried this wine as we were visiting Cadiz and thought it would be a good idea to test it first. It's a really lovely fresh but young wine and very drinkable - in fact, we keep buying it!
Perhaps a little fresher than more recent vintages with particularly lifted aromatics on the nose. Terrific fruit and great balance leading to a long refreshing finish.
Huerta de Albalá
Mariano Taberner Montoro is directly responsible for the architectural project of this Cádiz winery, designed in the style of a French château, surrounded by vineyards, and resembling an Andalusian country house farm. Moreover, it has the substantial backing of Vicente Taberner, the Valencian businessman so enthusiastic about wine that he decided to purchase this estate, la Huerta de Albalá, realising it was steeped in history, for producing his own wines under the Vino de la...