If you are a fan of the Spanish Tempranillo wines like your humble Wine Bargain Sleuth, here is a simply unbeatable deal: the 2011 Mano A Mano Tempranillo from Vino de la Tierra de Castilla. This lovely Spaniard Crianza retails for the absurd price of $9 per bottle, literally the typical price of some very pedestrian starter wines. Wine Enthusiast raves about this 2011 Mano A Mano, remarking “It’s almost absurd how good this $9 Tempranillo is.” Wine Enthusiast also awarded the wine a stellar 90 rating and named it Number 5 on its Top 100 Value Wines list last month. The wine has a flavor profile of black fruits with a hint of licorice on the nose, followed by plump black cherry and a pepper finish. It harmonizes beautifully for a complexity rarely seen at this price point. If you have managed to resist the temptation to taste a great Spanish wine, the $9 price point has now removed any real barrier to doing so. Don’t miss this one, wine sleuths!