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  • 2000 Azienda Bricco Rocche (Ceretto) Barolo Prapò – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (3/25/2015)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, berries, cherries and plums. Flavors of berries, raspberries and plums. Medium to tangy acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air time before serving or continue to hold. (93 points)

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  • 1971 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (3/24/2015)
    WIMLNR

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Garnet to rust color in the glass, dusty looking. Nose of leather, iron and wet stones. Flavors of tart red berries and raspberries. Quickly started to fade within 20-30 minutes. Tart acidity, resolved tannins, medium body. Drink them now if you have them.

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  • 2008 Cayuse Grenache God Only Knows – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (3/22/2015)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of barnyard, black cherries, plums and crushed stone. Flavors of berries, supple cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with just a little air or continue to hold. No major rush here. (93 points)

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  • 2009 Araujo Estate Sauvignon Blanc Eisele Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (3/22/2015)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of limes, kumquats and fresh cut flowers. Flavors of lime, lemon and orange spritz. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (92 points)

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  • 2008 Villa Creek Willow Creek Cuvée – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (3/22/2015)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black cherries, currants and melted black licorice. Flavors of black cherries, currants and plums. Medium acidity,, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (92 points)

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  • 2013 Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (3/21/2015)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of vanilla, butter and ambrosia. Flavors of dried pineapple, yellow pears and apple core. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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Jaleo
3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(702) 698-7000
Jaleo

Jaleo Spicy Shrimp Tapa

Jaleo Spicy Shrimp Tapa (courtesy of Jaleo)

March 10, 2015

Jaleo is Jose Andre’s Las Vegas extension of his famed tapas restaurant he created with others in Washington, DC back in the early 1990s. Located inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino the chef’s staff is whipping up a wide range of tasty tapa offerings from traditional small plate dishes like sliced hams to fuller bodied and larger plated paellas.

The food was good to very good throughout the evening. Being primarily a tapas restaurant the three of us shared various tapas over a three hour dinner including:

  • Jamón ibérico Fermín ($18.00) – dry cured ibérico ham
  • Salchichon ibérico de bellota Fermín ($12.00) – dry-cured sausage made with ibérico meat
  • Gambas al ajillo ($16.00) – shrimp sautéed with garlic 16.00
  • Camarones cadiz con huevo frito ($18.00) – fried baby shrimp with a fried egg
  • Calamari rellenos a lo Pelayo ($20.00) – squid stuffed with iberico pork served with a stew of peppers and onions
  • Paella Arroz con butifarra ibérico de Bellota y alcachofa ($26.00) – in house butifarra Sausage and artichokes in rice
  • Costillas de cordero Moruno ($22.00) – grilled rack of lamb with parsley oil

All of these dishes are recommended, particularly the garlic shrimp, grilled lamb and dried cured meat offerings.

Service was very good throughout the evening. We were allowed to visit and chat at will for great lengths and somehow when we finally came up for air there was our waitress at the ready to handle any requests. Food service was good. A couple of dishes seemed a bit out of order to me but nothing to complain about.

The wine list has a smallish but decent offering from various parts of the world. Prices look to me to be somewhere in the three times retail range so wine is pricey off the list. Corkage is allowed. As of this date it is $25.00 per bottle which is very good by Las Vegas Strip standards. Two bottle limit with corkage. Note that buying a bottle from the list does not get corkage waived.

I’m uncertain as to parking availability since I arrived via foot. I presume you can utilize the hotel main valet or self park facilities and walk from there. The restaurant is towards the front of the hotel that faces the Las Vegas Blvd area plus up on the the third floor so you’re walking a little no matter what.

Attire is dressy casual in my opinion. Dress jeans or slacks with a nice button down shirt are the order of the day here. You can get in with less if you don’t mind standing out a little. I’ll be the guy in the corner pointing my finger at you.

Reservations are accepted and encouraged on busier weekend evenings. Major credit cards are accepted.

Conclusion: Good tapas although a bit pricey for what you receive in my humble opinion. I’d still go back on occasion when I feel like splurging.

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