Thursday, 6 November 2008


Sitting in the kitchen yesterday listening to the spanish show on Sheffield Live!
Went up to Co op to get a bottle of Rioja as just what i fancied!
Couldnt believe it when i was asked for ID and wasnt served so had to go next door to threshers and ended up getting a rather better bottle than I was going to get.

2001 Campo Viejo Gran Reserva

Coming in a traditional spanish wire caged bottle, this aged Rioja from Campo Viejo had an extra long cork to help keep it in good condition over the long aging time.

Beautiful dark crimson colour fading at the edge. complex nose of concentrated fruit and secondary aromas of coffee, spice and a hint of sweetness like burnt toffee
or dark treacle smooth palate with an incredible lenghth. Highly oaked and smooth integrated tannins. A classic style of Rioja unlike my last Rioja post.

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