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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Sanchez Romate Cardenal Mendoza Solera Gran Reserva Brandy

Sanchez Romate Cardenal Mendoza Solera Gran Reserva Brandy

Here's a brandy with a difference. It's matured in old Pedro Ximinez (PX sherry) barrels, which certainly has it's effect on this tipple. Aromas of dried fruit, licorice and baked spices rise from the glass, whilst the palate is a bit syrupy sweet...

Cracka rating80
Region: South Spain
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
2012 La Senda de los Elefante Verdejo

2012 La Senda de los Elefante Verdejo

Verdejo is not to be confused with verdelho. In fact, it's more like sav blanc than anything else! Hailing from Spain's largest wine area - La Mancha - it's an easy drinking, non-baffling style that shows citrus, subtle tropical fruits and honeysu...

Cracka rating80
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
2009 Roda Reserva Tempranillo Garnacha (500ml)

2009 Roda Reserva Tempranillo Garnacha (500ml)

Roda tend to make quite 'butch' long-lived wines that take a little while to come together, but this one is drinking really well right now. Scents of red and black berries and cherries waft out of the glass, along with hints of charry oak and curr...

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
2012 Artadi Vinas de Gain Tempranillo

2012 Artadi Vinas de Gain Tempranillo

Made from 20 to 50-year-old vines, this is most definitely the 'value' buy from Artardi - and it’s awesome! Ripe black and blue fruits decorate the nose, with cinnamon and ground ginger spices sprinkled over the top. The palate is medium to fuller...

Cracka rating90
Region: South Spain
NV Sanchez Romate Pedro Ximenez Cardenal Cisneros

NV Sanchez Romate Pedro Ximenez Cardenal Cisneros

Pedro Ximenez (PX to its mates) is akin to liquid molasses, and it goes great with chocolate desserts. This offering from Sanchez Romate is a knockout example of the style, and shows lots of rich, plush aromas of dried figs and dates, dark chocola...

Cracka rating80
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...

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
2012 Artadi Estate Tempranillo

2012 Artadi Estate Tempranillo

Artardi are one of the most awesome producers out of Rioja, and they make their wines in the more modern, fruit-driven style. Smells of red berries and dark cherries adorn the nose, together with hints of fresh earth and dried herbs. The palate is...

Cracka rating80
Region: South Spain
2013 Granrojo Rojo Garnacha

2013 Granrojo Rojo Garnacha

If you are looking for a wine that is as soft and comforting as a pair of fluffy slippers, then this one is for you! It is sourced from 40+ year-old vines, has no oak, and shows bright raspberry smells and hints of soft spice that leap onto the so...

Cracka rating70
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
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
2008 Roda 1 Reserva Tempranillo (500ml)

2008 Roda 1 Reserva Tempranillo (500ml)

This is the main event from Roda. It is where 'old school' Spain meets 'new school', and the result is complex. There are plenty of ripe, fleshy fruits in the plums and black cherry spectrum on the nose, together with smells of cedary oak, earthy ...

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
NV Primitivo Quiles Moscatel (375ml)

NV Primitivo Quiles Moscatel (375ml)

Here we have a dessert-style wine that is a little different, and won’t break the piggy bank. Made from Moscatel, it's a highly aromatic grapy and floral number that also shows aromas of orange marmalade and sweet earthiness. The palate is rich, b...

Cracka rating70
Region: South Spain