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Cien Vino’s Tapas Bar

Cien Vinos, or in English – 100 Wines, is located in a neighborhood called La Latina in the center of Madrid – an area for which the tapas fiends frequent often. It is a small, cozy, den of gastronomic decadence that’s a bit hard to find if it weren’t for the bronze plaque outside the front door which tips you off that it isn’t someone’s apartment building. As you step inside the double doors, you’re greeted with warm lighting, hundreds of wines and a friendly atmosphere. What particular element that makes this place so inviting is the way they’ve chosen to display the menu and wine list.

2001 Traslanzas Cigales

2001 Traslanzas Cigales – Spain, Castilla y León, Duero Valley, Cigales (5/16/2006) Deep maroon in color with flashes of red at the rim. The nose shows funky earth with cherries, blueberries and mint. Fine firm tannins with a medium acidity. The palate is clean an simple with anise, blue and […]