No wonder Spain’s El Bombero is a regular Top 10 favourite. For over 20 years, fans have sought it out for its winning combination of velvety smoothness and intense richness, more usually associated with pricier reds such as Châteauneuf du Pape.
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Beyond the Label
Rich and warming, smooth tannins, well balanced fruit and power
Pronounced notes of red berries, kirsch and spices
For lovers of big, smooth reds, El Bombero is a top choice. It comes from Cariñena, a hot, arid region of Spain where sun loving grapes like Garnacha (same as Châteauneuf’s Grenache) achieve amazing ripeness. Ancient vines and a lack of rain means fewer grapes, which in turn means far more flavour intensity. Exhibit A is El Bombero. There are no fancy châteaux around Cariñena, but, as Decanter magazine notes, that doesn’t stop it being home to some of the best value reds in the world. From award winning winemaker Javier Domeque, El Bombero is packed with spicy black fruit power and a warm glow. Delicious on its own and a tasty choice for casseroles, full flavoured pasta dishes, herby roast sausages and mash, and, of course, barbecues.
"Fine full-bodied Spanish red. One of my favourite reds. I keep going back to it!!"
5-Star Online Review For the 2019 vintage