Monday, February 6, 2012
A Cabernet Franc
Far too cold (-6ºC) and windy (gusts of ups to 80 kph). I had to console myself with a glass of 2006 Cabernet Franc at Entrevinos on Calle de Ferraz, in Madrid, on Saturday before lunch, with Javi and Raquel. From the knowing hands of Aljibes, a winery in Albacete. of all places. A lovely bouquet of grapes, currents, plum, and a bit of spice (sage?). No hint of disagreeable petrochemicals you can sometimes get in that first whiff with lesser wines. Lovely transparent garnet color, too. Served with a tapa of a strip of semi-cured Manchego cheese on a thin slice of crusty bread, a drizzle of magnificent green extra virgin olive oil and fresh thyme on top.
Winter sucks sometimes, but then you have to figure out how to get over it.