We served this to the Collets at our pre Movie dinner and very well received it was too.
This is the 2010 vintage and I remember being disappointed by the 2009 so this richly mellow offering surpassed the movie experience – true to its name – ‘Cold in July’.
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.
I am a big fan of Miguel Torres and his wines and regularly buy Vina Sol and the Coronas table wines.
His Chilean Santa Digna offerings are pretty good too.
So I was a bit disappointed with this Reserva which I found in Dunnes and served at a dinner party.
Deep berry colour, fruity with a slight hint of spice but just didn’t have the complexity going the extra distance for a grand reserve.
60% Grenache with 25% Carignan (Mazuelo) and 15% Syrah
Dunnes: on offer at €12:20
2nd bottle served showed signs of slight oxidation so perhaps it’s approaching / passing its drink by.