Do the DO of Ulces is located smack in the middle of Spain, about an hours drive east of Madrid. Its one of the smallest and newest in Spain. There are only 8 registered producers at the moment, I think this is the only wine from the region being imported into Australia.
This wine is made from mostly Tempranillo with a dollop of Syrah then aged in oak for just 3 months. I quite like the Tempranillo/Syrah blend, it certainly adds something to this wine.
Aromas of cherry jam and mulberry with earth, smoke and pepper. Smooth and inviting in the mouth, nice warm tannins and good balance. Cherry bursts onto the palate, followed up by some plums and pepper and spice. Excellent for the BBQs that seem to be popping up everywhere at the moment. 86 Pts.
Source: The Spanish Acquisition Price: $20 Closure: Synthetic Cork