Oakey Tempranillo from Miguel Torres who produce consistently acceptable quality wines.
So perhaps a little more to do to bring it up to Torres benchmark.
Good article from the Independent Wine Review on the 2010 vintage here
Continuing the Spanish Red theme, this went with the cheese.
Aged for 24 months in Oak barrels and a further 36 months in the bottle this is mellow yet full bodied.
Typical Rioja, 100% Tempranillo from the Cenicero Vineyards.
Superior to the Gran Sangre de Toro we tasted at the same meal.
A Christmas Corporate Gift. The Bodegas Riojanas S.A. Group is a publically quoted group with Spanish and Portugese interests.
Blend of 80% Viura (also known as Macabeu (Catalan) / Macabeo which is the white grape of Rioja and widely used in the production of Cava) and 20% Sauvignon.
€24 in Bloom – I would have expected more given the credentials of the Winery. Good lunch special: spicy leek Bangers & Mash for Ian & Louis; a salad for Greg.
Ready to drink now, slightly rusty / over the hill.
No legs and I would have expected a fuller body from a Reserva.
Nonetheless, not unpleasant and had a decent mouth feel and delivery.
The label didn’t give a lot away and it looks like a co-op, though the address suggests it could be this winery.
The blend is the Rioja standard of Tempranillo and Garancha.
Fish this out from under the stairs and enjoy it now before it oxidizes futher.
A family favourite. Tempranillo mainly. Distinctive. We actually prefer the simplicity of the standard Campo table wine as it’s nothing pretentious, though the Reserva – aged for 12 months longer in Oak – is always welcome. We presented this to the Geraghty’s: Erin, Simon, Stella & Leslie when they came to Dinner accompanied by Amy & Ross. We also enjoyed the Domaine Duffour Cotes de Gascogne 2012.