Señorio de Guadianeja Gran Reserva Tempranillo 1995 La Mancha

Another reason we LOVE Spain: there are many bodegas with MILLIONS of bottles buried in their caves as they are so long established that they are not under financial pressure to release wines before they are truly ready. These is a classic claret styled wine with seventeen years of mellowing that gives it that slight bricking on the rim of your glass, an ultra soft mouthfeel that is NOT due to excess glycerine or alcohol plus a nearly infinite array of perfume on the nose. Plus it LOOKS money. All that and under $30!

 

Señorio de Guadianeja Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2004, La Mancha

Why is this the Perfect Gift Bottle?  A) It’s Cabernet Sauvignon  B) It’s from exotic La Mancha Spain  C) It LOOKS Money  D) It’s under $30!!!