Read Decanter's tasting notes for Suertes del Marqués, Los Pasitos Tinto, Valle de la Orotava, Tenerife 2012, a relatively soft wine on the palate.

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Drink:2015-2020

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Suertes del Marqués, Los Pasitos Tinto, Valle de la Orotava, Tenerife 2012

18/20pts

Made from Baboso Negro (also known as Bastardo, which was introduced from Portugal possibly as long ago as the 15th century). Fermented in small plastic tanks because there is so little of it, this has meatiness and mineral fruit from soils with clay and iron. Relatively soft on the palate, there is sappy freshness and the crunchy red fruit in the background is submerged by the peppery minerality.

Alc 13.5%

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