Avaniel Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2019

From Ribera del Duero, a Spanish region I have had only modest success with, this wine is an intense expression of tempranillo.  Recommended producers gratefully received. In the glass, the wine has a deep and saturated red colour.  Its aromas are savoury and leathery and not bretty, lest that be taken as a subtle inference. ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 Reading →

Pepe Mendoza Casa Agricola Alicante 2018

From Alicante in the south of Spain, this is a full bodied, spicey and edgeless blend. The grape varieties are monastrell (mouvèrdre), syrah, alicante bouschét (a red variety that also unusually has red flesh) and giró (a red variety found in Spain and Sardinia). This pleasant wine is ready to drink now. Rating: Good. Website:... Continue Reading →

Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas 2017

From Rias Baixas in Spain, this proves quite a typical expression of white variety albariño. If you are less familiar with albariño (little is grown in Australia - please chime in if you've found a good one), the style of these wines is typically towards full bodied, with high acidity and a saline overlay. An... Continue Reading →

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