Two wines from Huerta de Albala


Huerta de Albala is a winery based in Arcos de la Frontera in southern Spain, in the Cadiz region.

The first wine tried was a white Barbazul 2012 (we blogged on the red some time ago). Made from 100% Chardonnay it was full, lemony and quite rich. Reminded me a little of a muscadet. Nothing special but a well made, easy to drink wine. 13%, about 7€.
The next was the Tabener 2007 red. This is mainly Syrah with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. I couldn’t find the exact percentages but the nose is mainly Syrah with some blackcurrant notes. A very full, rich, inviting nose which suggests a quality wine. A brownish rim in the glass suggests that the wine is fully mature. The mouth feel is rich and opulent with good length and the tannin fully integrated. Very easy to drink despite being 15%. Cost was 19€ which I thought was good value.
Both wines are listed by UK suppliers at much the same sterling equivalent prices.

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