South Spain

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About South Spain

Venturing South one truly great region stands out and that is of course Jerez, maker of much undervalued fortified Sherry. In Jerez a range of styles from dry and delicate Manzanilla and Fino to the fuller and nutty Amontillado and Oloroso are found, all made from the Palomino grape. There is also the unctuous and sweet Pedro Ximénez, which makes superb sweet styles. Also in Southern Spain a number of regions regularly create hearty red wines, often from Tempranillo. These regions include Jumilla, Yecla and Valdepenas with wines from the nearby La Mancha tending towards a lighter bodied style.

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2008 Roda 1 Reserva Tempranillo

2008 Roda 1 Reserva Tempranillo

Roda produce some of the more 'butch' wines of Rioja in a thoroughly modern style. There's plenty of fruit in these beasties, along with generous oak, and this one very much follows that style. Aromas of dark cherries and plums run around the glas...

Cracka rating100
Region: South Spain
2012 Elefante (La Mancha) Tempranillo Shiraz

2012 Elefante (La Mancha) Tempranillo Shiraz

What a delicious cheeky Spanish red this is - sourced from La Mancha it couples Shiraz with Tempranillo to make for a medium bodied, savoury yet still quite juicy sort of red that is purpose built for chorizo consumption. It's hardly a complex red...

Cracka rating90
Region: South Spain
2011 Enrique Mendoza La Tremenda Monastrell

2011 Enrique Mendoza La Tremenda Monastrell

Encompassing 37,000 acres, D.O. Alicante is divided into two sub-regions: La Marina, just inland from the area’s popular beach towns, and the Alicante subzone (northwest of the capital, Alicante). The winters are short; summers are long, hot, near...

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Region: South Spain
NV Delgado Zuleta La Goya Manzanilla (375ml) Bottled April 2

NV Delgado Zuleta La Goya Manzanilla (375ml) Bottled April 2

Manzanilla is the lightest and friskiest of the sherry styles, which makes it a wonderful aperitif and food wine. It's a fresh, almost salty and seaweed style, with aromas of nuts, camomile tea and green olives on the nose. The palate is light and...

Cracka rating80
Region: South Spain
2007 Numanthia Tempranillo

2007 Numanthia Tempranillo

This is a full-blooded, brash sort of wine that is bound to live for a couple more years yet. Dark, brooding aromas of dark cherries, blackberries, earthy spices and hits of mocha adorn the nose, whilst the palate is rich and ripe with lots of plu...

Cracka rating90
Region: South Spain
2008 Numanthia-Termes Tempranillo

2008 Numanthia-Termes Tempranillo

This is one of the 'big guns' of the Toro region in Spain, and this is a serious tempranillo. It's a dark, inky, brooding beast that shows ultra-ripe plums, sweet spicy oak, mocha and blackberries on the nose, whilst the palate is quite full-bodie...

Cracka rating90
Region: South Spain
2007 Numanthia-Termanthia Tempranillo

2007 Numanthia-Termanthia Tempranillo

This is one of the 'big guns' of the Toro region in Spain, and this is a serious tempranillo. There's quite a bit packed into this wine, with layered aromas of plums, curry leaf, sweet spicy oak, coffee grounds and tobacco to name a few. The palat...

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Region: South Spain
2011 Bodegas Patrocinio Zinio Tempranillo Rose

2011 Bodegas Patrocinio Zinio Tempranillo Rose

Hola! Here is a Rose out of Spain that is bound to tickle the tonsils. There are plenty of spiced red fruit smells and flavours in this dryer style of Rose, along with hints of florals. The palate is light, bright and refreshing with talcy tannins...

Cracka rating70
Region: South Spain
NV Bodegas Patrocinio Gran Zinio Cava

NV Bodegas Patrocinio Gran Zinio Cava

Cava is the Spanish version of Champagne made from native varieties. They make for excellent drinking, as well as being a pleasant alternative at a fraction of the price. It's made the same way as Champagne, and this offering shows some bright aro...

Cracka rating80
Region: South Spain
2011 Roda Sela Tempranillo Graciano

2011 Roda Sela Tempranillo Graciano

This is only the second vintage of Sela from renown Spanish winery, Roda, and it is certainly in a more modern style. There are some attractive ripe red berries and cherries on the nose, with sniffs of toast and anise spice. The palate is full-bod...

Cracka rating80
Region: South Spain
2013 Marques de Tezona Blanco Espana Macabeo Sauvignon Blanc

2013 Marques de Tezona Blanco Espana Macabeo Sauvignon Blanc

Here we have a spritely, crisp little number that would be the bomb with all kinds of seafood. There's a heap of zesty lemon citrus on the nose and palate, along with a delicate hit of stone fruits and apples. It's all wrapped up in zippy acidity ...

Cracka rating80
Region: South Spain
2013 La Purisima Estio Monastrell Syrah Rosado

2013 La Purisima Estio Monastrell Syrah Rosado

This smooth, dryish, soft and totally smashable Rose from Spain is at such a good price it's a crime! Smells of red and blue fruits, soft spice, and a touch of earthiness adorn the nose, whilst the palate is lighter-bodied and a little fruit-sweet...

Cracka rating70
Region: South Spain
2008 La Purisima Trapio Monastrell

2008 La Purisima Trapio Monastrell

Monastell, mourvedre, mataro - it's all the same grape, and this one is a bold style sourced from 50 to 70-year-old vines. Red berries, plums and blue fruits decorate the nose, with flutters of mocha, star anise, earthy spices and dried herbs. The...

Cracka rating80
Region: South Spain
2008 Primitivo Quiles 'Raspay' Monastrell

2008 Primitivo Quiles 'Raspay' Monastrell

If you like your reds rustic and in the more 'old fashioned' Spanish style, them look no further than this one from Primativo Quiles. It is definitely a savoury, non-fruity wine showing choc-coated prunes, Christmas cake, mocha and balsamic on the...

Cracka rating70
Region: South Spain
NV Sanchez Romate Amontillado Old & Plus (500ml)

NV Sanchez Romate Amontillado Old & Plus (500ml)

If you like your sherries rich and lush, this one would be right up your street. Drawn from material that is 30+ years-old, it shows plenty of complexity on the nose, with smells of candied orange peel, lots of nuttiness, dried stone fruits, a tou...

Cracka rating90
Region: South Spain
2012 El Seque Laderas de El Seque Monastrell Blend

2012 El Seque Laderas de El Seque Monastrell Blend

This is outrageous value for what you get in the bottle, plus it is crafted by Artardi which is a massive plus! Made from the grape of many names - Mourvedre - it shows lovely blue and black berries on the nose, with just a twist of pepper spice o...

Cracka rating80
Region: South Spain
NV Sanchez Romate Fino Perdido (Bottled May 2014)

NV Sanchez Romate Fino Perdido (Bottled May 2014)

This is a light aperetif style sherry that sits between fino and amontillado. Its pale straw in colour, and very fragrant with smells of marzipan, nuttiness and seaweed. The palate is lighter-bodied and dry, with the nutty theme appearing in the f...

Cracka rating70
Region: South Spain
NV Sanchez Romate Palo Cortado Regente

NV Sanchez Romate Palo Cortado Regente

Sherry is making a comeback, and here we have one that treads a happy medium between Amontillado and Oloroso. It's a medium-bodied style that shows dried fruits, roast nuts, bruised apple and mocha notes on the nose, whilst the palate is dry and r...

Cracka rating80
Region: South Spain
NV Sanchez Romate Pedro Ximenez Old & Plus (500ml)

NV Sanchez Romate Pedro Ximenez Old & Plus (500ml)

This is seriously intense stuff from Sanchez Romate. It is so sumptuous and rich, it's a meal in itself! Lush aromas of figs and toffee rise from the glass, together with dried fruits and licorice. The palate is sweet and thick at first, with mout...

Cracka rating90
Region: South Spain