weekly winedown

Weekly Winedown #31 Sangre de Toro.

Welcome to the Weekly Winedown. Each week I selflessly drink wine for you and offer a review.
Please don’t expect anything professional, I consume a lot of wine but I’m no pro.

The only real ‘rule’ I’m putting in place is that the wine is to be under £8 a bottle. #keepitclassy

Well, what a week it has been.

One of those weeks where, despite all your self doubts, you’re actually really happy to be you and not some other numpty.

Always a win!

What’s that you say? You don’t have those days? Hmmmmm maybe that makes YOU the numpty!

I jest, you’re an amazing person with impeccible taste.
You’re here after all!

This week Erica from The Incidental Parent and I have been working together on something super exciting.
Well, we’ve been working on it a while now but stuff is really coming together and we’ll be ready to do a Johnny Ball and reveal all very soon!

Enough about that, for now, onto the wine!

I’m going to confess that this isn’t the first time I have tried this wine.
I first tried it on Tuesday, if you follow my Instagram and Facebook you’ll know this.
If you don’t then why not?


Everyone, this is Sangre de Toro. Sangre de Toro, this is everyone.
Yes, as the name suggests, this wine is Spanish.

The Label

Black, white and red. Clean simple and to the point with a small bull jumping. It’s a good label but the pièce de résistance is the dangling, plastic bull. Yes, you can attach a bit plastic bull to anything and it seems I will buy it!

The Blurb

“Miguel Torres Carbo searched the vineyards for the finest grapes, driven by the dream of creating a wine with incomparable personality.”

That’s it.
Nothing more.

What am I to expect? A good sense of humour? A nice chat? A great talker?

Interestingly (or not), Sangre de Toro translates to ‘Bulls Blood’. Back in the olden days, Hungarian Bulls Blood used to be my favourite type of wine.

Let’s see how this fairs.

The colour of black cherries is always a good start.
The nose was blackberries with a hint of warmth.
The taste was smooth, plummy on the palate with a long finish of licorice, maybe slightly chocolatey.
Well done Miguel, you’ve put Spanish wine back on my map!

Name – Sangre de Toro
Price – £5.62
Colour – Deep cherry,
Smell – Warm blackberries.
Taste – Plummy with a chocolatey/licorice finish.
Goes well with – A friday night with the girls.
Overall score – 4/5.


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