● It puts three very important components of the current situation of Canary wines: the island of El Hierro, the Baboso Negro variety, and powerful red wines
■ Tanajara baboso negro
Red aged one year in barrel made from Baboso Negro grapes
El Hierro Protected Designation of Origin
What this wine tells us
What can we say about one of the most sought-after wines from the Canary Islands in the recent years? It puts three very important components of the current situation of Canary wines in the spotlight: the island of El Hierro, the Baboso Negro variety, and powerful, mature, and dense red wines. On the palate, it is full of delicacy, with sweet and round tannins and a long finish that has a bitter ending to balance the persistent fruitiness.
Its dancing partner
Wonderful with grilled smoked cheese from El Hierro.
It began a trend on the Canary Islands that was called “Baboso fever,” when almost all of the islands’ vintners started cultivating the grape and imitating Tanajara’s style.