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Remelluri Reserva Rioja 2012

This is a high quality Rioja Reserva from Remelluri. It opens to aromas of game, sweet red fruits and cedar. The palate is medium bodied with mid weight tannins. Its principal feature is its saturated red fruit character interlaced with chocolate. Long length on the finish confirms this to be a very good wine that…Continue readingRemelluri Reserva Rioja 2012

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Fat ‘n Skinny The Red Fury Tempranillo Garnacha 2018

This McLaren Vale wine is made with the traditional Rioja blending partners of tempranillo and garnacha (grenache). It is a ripe and juicy wine in the style of a Rioja Joven.  In the glass, there are blueberry and sweet cherry aromas.  The palate is full bodied with a blueberry and fruity, gluggable character.  Suitable for…Continue readingFat ‘n Skinny The Red Fury Tempranillo Garnacha 2018

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Granja Remelluri Rioja Gran Reserva 2009

Remelluri is a serious estate wine Rioja producer.  The Gran Reserva remains in the winery for 7 years before release, sees a substantial 27 months in barrel and is a blend of mostly tempranillo and garnacha, with cameos from graciano, moscatel, malvasia and viura.  So a blend of almost all of the Rioja varieties, red…Continue readingGranja Remelluri Rioja Gran Reserva 2009

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Bodegas Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2013

You can’t tell I’ve started tasting (for MW studies) from some lesser known (in Australia) regions can you?  First, a Stellenbosch pinotage (reviewed here), now a garnacha from Campo de Borja in Aragon (inland, behind Catalonia).  This wine is a 100% garnacha (grenache) and is not of shy bearing.  Purple in the glass, with a…Continue readingBodegas Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2013

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An outstanding Spanish wine tasting – part 1 (Rioja)

I recently attended a wonderful Spanish wine tasting, with each wine presented blind.  I don’t drink nearly enough Spanish wine as I should, which in part, I think, is a function of access and living in Australia. Here are my notes on the Riojas among the mix.  But first some key points on red Rioja.…Continue readingAn outstanding Spanish wine tasting – part 1 (Rioja)