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Day 6 – Wine, Dine, Sleep

So we truely don’t understand how the days work in Spain. Breakfast is a nonevent, hell even buying bread is bloody hard. Lunch doesn’t start til 2, and jet lag, stress, not understanding language takes it’s toll.

In desperation we walked into a restaurant Tondeluna, which looked open and inviting.

6 long tables, with glasses and settings. Seemed a little cafeteria like, but looked very swish.

We ordered a 3 course shared meal, and Roz googled it.

It seems it is a Michelin’s star restaurant by Chef Francis Paniego. Who has 2 or 3 other top restaurants. Okay we did well!

The bread was fresh, butter hand churned, and served in a huge wooded bucket, and the food exquisite. Roz found vegetables!!!

I tried a good quality Viura, Peach, and sweet herbal notes matched to a textual body was delightful. Roz stole it.

So I ordered a bottle of Seniorio de Cuzcurrita Reserva 2011. The review I have read after drinking it just did not do it justice. Latest review was 2016, and claimed the tannin overwhelming, and fruit dull, and overtly prunes. The one I had was beautiful. It showed excellent balance of red fruit, to lovely rounded tannin and integrated acid. Primary red fruit shone, and was backed up by oak character, and showed some developed tertiary notes of coffee and chocolate.

Perhaps the additional time in bottle paid dividends.

We went home to get ready to go out later, and promptly crashed out.

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