Recommendation: Not bad inexpensive after-dinner wine.
Winery/Producer:Bodegas Quitapenas; Malaga,Spain.
Grape Variety: Local
Geographic Region, Appellation: Malaga, Spain.
Vintage: Non vintage.
Purchased From: Local shop in Malaga.
Paired With: Sipping after dinner.
He said: Chilled before drinking. Opaque, dark brown and purple color. Sweet raison aromas. Sweet, syrupy mouth feel with sweet over ripe prune and raisin taste. A long finish with slight bitter tones all the way through to the very end. It’s sort of a cheap after dinner drink that has a resemblance to one-dimensional Madeira, if there is such a thing. In the end it’s a very drinkable inexpensive desert wine and MUCH BETTER than many cheap port wines I have had in the past. For what’s termed a “local wine” it was better than expected.
She said: When we first arrived in Malaga we wanted to try the “local” wine and when the waitress suggested we try a sample before buying it we were surprised at what we were served. We didn’t realize that this wine is a super sweet aperitif. As things turned out we bought a bottle to savor after dinner on the ship and have enjoyed every drop. With a heavy body and strong fruit (dare I say “prune” flavor) it is like a light Madeira without the undertones or high price tag. At $13 it is not a give away but it is a pleasant after dinner wine.
Bar code: 8 411454 110108
Imported by: NA