Wine Review – Can Feixes Negre Tradició Penedès 2008

Can Feixes 2008Big, bold, and complex…

Name: Can Feixes Negre Tradició Penedès

Vintage: 2008

Producer: Huguet de Can Feixes

Region/Country: Penedès, Spain

Grape Varietal(s): Trempanillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot (proportions unknown)

Consumed: At home with BBQ Filet Mignon on a Friday night (at the end of a long week)

Recommended By: Found it at the SAQ

Cost: 24.45 CAD

Bottle Presentation: Classic, dark label

Appearance: Medium-dark ruby red

Nose: Dark plums, black licorice, leather, earth, cherries

Taste: Tannic, earth, leather, alcohol. Anise and plums came out later with the food

Finish: Strong front end but fell flat. Only the alcohol and tannins endured

Overall Impression: A big wine that needs food and time. It reminded me of several other Spanish wines I’ve had, all of which were good. It paired nicely with the Filet Mignon I had (cooked to perfection on the BBQ, of course). It also paired well with dark chocolate with sea salt. There was no orange tinge around the edges, leading me to believe the wine may need to be cellared longer before enjoying. I am curious to try it in another 5-10 years.

Rating (from 70 to 100): 84/100

Value: 3.5/5

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