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Ritme Del Priorat 2012

Recommendation: A good Spanish red.

Winery/Producer:Ritme Cellar, Spain.

Grape Variety: Blend: Red Grenacha and Carignane.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Priorat, Spain.

Vintage: 2012.

Price: $50.00

Purchased From: Britannia Restaurant, Queen Mary 2 (Between New York and South Hampton)

Paired With: Pork madallions, mushrooms, scalloped (like) potatoes and green beans.

Tasting:

    He said: Very dark purple with a light purple rim. Quite nice cherry and dark fruit aromas. Intense dark fruit and mouth puckering dry taste. Long tart fruit finish with a slight bitterness at the very end. This was absolutely delicious with the pork, but just a bit rough around the edges. I would rate it a good Spanish red.

    She said: Nice nose, followed by a fruity, full bodied taste that lasted through the long finish. Dry, acidic and with hardly noticeable tannins. It was delicious with the pork. The wine was good but did not knock my socks off mainly because it lacked nuances of flavor. Since this was purchased on board the Queen Mary 2 at a restaurant mark-up I can’t comment on its price to quality value.

    Comments: We couldn’t have been any luckier. Our Sommelier at dinner was Alexander who we met on a previous Cunard cruise and liked very much. He is knowledgeable, very willing to help us with wine selections and knows about all the wines available in the ships cellar. We told him a little bit about our wine tastes and budget; what we had selected for dinner and than asked him for his recommendation.We were not disappointed and look forward to many more wonderful pairings.

Alcohol: 15%

Bar code: 8 437008 073033

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