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The Silver Route Old Vine Tempranillo Syrah 2018

Extremadura VdT

In days gone by La Ruta de la Plata (‘the Silver Route’) saw silver traded across Spain. Our intrepid Buyer Beth Willard travelled this ancient byway in search of an affordable red bursting with character and flavour – and struck gold with this find.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Medium-full bodied with lush peppery bramble fruit

Aroma

Pronounced summer berry fruits with spicy vanilla

The Silver Route Old Vine Tempranillo Syrah 2018

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  • 14.5% ABV
  • 10.88 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2022

The Silver Route is a cracking red from Extremadura in western Spain, taking its name from La Ruta de la Plata, which crosses this region. Extremadura is the size of Switzerland, yet has just a million inhabitants. It also has an abundance of cork trees, oaks, black Iberian pigs, and old vines ensuring intense, ripe, juicy wines. And that’s what you’ll enjoy here. Vibrant, strawberry rich Tempranillo, turbo charged with peppery, black, brambly Syrah, with that concentration only sun baked, low yielding old vines deliver. Delicious proof “the most exciting aspect of modern Spain is not what is new, but what is old: ancient vines in undiscovered places” (FT Weekend). Lovely on its own, even better with barbecued kebabs or cured Spanish hams.

"One of the best I’ve had for some time. Well-rounded, rich and smooth. 5-Stars" Online Review
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