A Disappointing Spanish Red is Rescued by a Greek Lamb Stew

We had the remainder of the Greek Lamb Stew from the previous evening and decided on another Spanish red – Monasterio de Santa Cruz 2008, Tarragona, a full-bodied blend of Monastrell with a little Tempranillo and from the Sunday Times Wine Club.  Last time we had this wine with Roast Beef (see 26th Dec 2011) and we were not impressed.  We hoped this wine-friendly Lamb Stew would be a better prospect.

Whilst it was a good match with the food, with black fruits, plums and a spicy dark chocolate sweetness, we found that on its own it lacked depth and was quite disappointing.

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