2005 Bodegas El Chantre "Ramos-Paul" Málaga
If you like your wines bold and broad-shouldered, this red from Andalusia in Southern Spain will pretty much knock your socks off. This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Syrah, and Merlot, and it is almost overwhelmingly aromatic, with sweet red fruit and exotic spice, along with toasted oak notes and raspberry liquor. On the palate, this is big, dark, with earth and ripe fruit in equal measure. Not subtle, but a huge wine with a ton to offer.