Hurrah for Carlos Sastre who won the Tour stage today after a heroic team effort got him there. It was pretty much sewn up last night at the time trial when Cadel Evans failed to pull off the outstanding time he’d relied on so we had a Spanish classic to celebrate.
It was a Palacio de Valdeinfante 1997 Tempranillo from Laithwaites wine. It’s wrapped in a faux wire cage which is kinda silly, but the wine is good. It’s thick, rich and oaky without tasting of fresh shavings. There’s plenty of black fruit too, along with a touch of spice. It’s worth the £8 it’s on sale for.
Enough typing for now, I have a cold glass of pink Cava waiting to celebrate properly. Maybe it will help me over the guilt I’m feeling at being secretly smug that there’s lots of new world wine in the kitchen I haven’t had a need to drink for the last three weeks.