Oxte – the Silence – Red Blend
Oxte – The Silence
40% Tempranillo – 25% Syrah, 25% Garnacha – 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Here we go.
To preface, I think they really tried with this wine. Unfortunately, they tried to do too much by adding more; like when comic book movies keep piling villains into the script, making the film a jumbled mess of misguided anger and toxic masculinity.
This wine is anything but silent. You are barrelled with a variety of flavors. A balloon that bursts into Gushers goo, all in your mouth. It feels a little too “Carrie-at-the-prom” as a result. It reminds me of lumpy nail polish. Clumpy mascara. Melted jelly beans. It tastes like a medicinal candy, with no sugar to sweeten it. A true plumage of old-people treats, smushed from being stored within ancient purses and pockets.
Alas. Warm jello does not belong in a wine, and this wine does not belong in my mouth. I really wanted to enjoy this one. Sad to say, it is not for me.