Pujanza Hado 2015 Wine Review

I taste a lot of wines these days that I don’t manage to write up. I am trying to correct this and get them out. This is very good Rioja from Bodegas Pujanza and the 2015 vintage. It will suit new world wine drinkers wanting fruit but coupled with a more old world tannic grip.Continue reading “Pujanza Hado 2015 Wine Review”

Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja 2019 Wine Review

White Rioja is not easily found in Australia. Made from macabeo (viura), it appears in a couple of styles. This wine is the dry, unoaked and fruity version and is quite floral and aromatic. It might confuse for a sauvignon blanc. The palate however is fuller bodied and the acidity medium, rather than high. TheContinue reading “Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja 2019 Wine Review”

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 thatContinue reading “Remelluri Reserva Rioja 2012”

Conde Valdemar Rioja Rosé 2018

Rosé is just right for these hot summer days. Here’s another one, this time a blend of garnacha (aka grenache) (70%) and viura (a white wine grape commonly known as macabeo outside of Rioja) (30%). This rosé is an easy to appreciate with a full bodied and dry expression of strawberries, some refreshing acidity andContinue reading “Conde Valdemar Rioja Rosé 2018”

Viñedos Real Rubio Crianza Rioja 2010

There’s a lot of value to be had in red Rioja. This Rioja crianza is 8 years old and an 80/20 blend of tempranillo and graciano. It saw 18 months in barrel and is from an organic vineyard. In the glass, there are aromas of game, cedar, leather, spice and red fruits. The tannins areContinue reading “Viñedos Real Rubio Crianza Rioja 2010”

Herederos del Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2013

A second Spanish wine review, also from the same producer. I wasn’t initially entirely taken by this wine – a Rioja Reserva. That said, drinking it now a couple of days after opening, I am enjoying it. For this reason, I would suggest a long decant. It has a caramel and cedar driven nose, withContinue reading “Herederos del Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2013”