‘Conejo Joven’ (pronounce ‘j’ like ‘h’) is Spanish for ‘Young Rabbit’. A long time coming, this wine completes my immediate family of wines! Named for my son Tobias, who is a Golden Rabbit in Chinese Astrology. Rabbits are lucky, don’t take unnecessary risks, are polite, peaceful and funny. They are also meticulous and clean (perhaps Tobias will grow into these traits!). In many ways, these characters reflect this wine. Clean, familiar and friendly – definitely a no risk wine to open with many foods. It has a bright, exciting edge to it. Give it a go, I’m sure it will be your new favourite!
The colour is a deep ruby/violet with youthful purple hues. Dark cherries slowly reveal themselves after opening, and savoury meats, spices and plums begin to open up with time in the glass. The palate delivers a terrific mix of fleshy red fruits, sour cherry, pomegranate juice and bramble berry acidity.