Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WCOW'14: Match 3

Match 3Wednesday, June 18th
Countries: Spain  VS. Chile
Theme: Budget Blends

Spain - 3
Chile - 2

The Wines

SpainLes Vins Bonhomme 2012 El Petit Bonhomme Tinto
Availability: Widely available at BCLDB stores
Cost: $15
Alcohol: 14.5%
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ChileViña Palo Alto 2012 Reserva
Availability: Widely available at BCDLDB stores
Cost: $14.99
Alcohol: 13.5%
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The Results

Complexity      Palo Alto Reserva
Food Friendliness     
El Petit Bonhomme Tinto
No clear winner
Palo Alto Reserva
Expression of Terroir     
El Petit Bonhomme Tinto
El Petit Bonhomme Tinto


Another close World Cup of Wine battle with a narrow Spanish victory on the heels of the El Petit Bonhomme's unscientific sense of 'value' - thanks to its drinkability and joie de vivre. The Palo Alto also offers incredible value, but more of the sort where you think, "wow, that's amazing concentration and surprising complexity for a $15 bottle of wine." Certainly, Spain faired much better in the cellar today than they did against Chile on the pitch. A lacklustre performance on the field , whose affect, perhaps, is somewhat diminished by knowing they won their WCoW match today. Probably not.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014

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