Spanish Red Blend 2016
Bodegas Paniza 75cl Red ABV 13.5%
I decided to pop into a recently-opened local Aldi to see what they had to offer. It turns out that Baron Amarillo is Aldi’s own brand. Now, I think if I were going to design a label, I could come up with a better name than the Yellow Baron, but it does look quite good on the bottle (if you ignore the fact that the gothic font makes it look like Bacon). Anyway, a look at their website tells you they have a range, right up to Rioja Reserva, but all they had in stock was this one and a Monastrell which proved something of a disappointment – nothing wrong with it, just not very exciting. This one, however, turned out to be really rather good.
Whilst being a D.O.P. Cariñena, the grape variety is specified as “Blend”. A look at the back label tells you that it has been bottled by Bodegas Paniza in Zaragoza.
Medium-bodied with some dark fruit and vanilla, it is well balanced with reasonable depth and length of finish.
It is recommended to be paired with roasted vegetables, game and lamb.
Quality: Good +
Value for Money: Very Good