Archive for July, 2006

Rasteau Prestige 2003

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

This is a beauty. Someone (smithco) left a comment on Cork’d about the 2001 vintage of the same wine, “This is as good as a red wine gets” and I fully agree. This was the wine my wife and myself chose as the best one among the many of the wines we tried at the [...]

Campo Viejo Reserva 2000

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

Once my favourite, a classic Rioja, made of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Graciano and 10% Mazuelo. Aged for 18 months in barrels and 18 months in the bottle, this is a typical Rioja, with the oaky vanilla taste. It is a nice wine, but I think I enjoyed the Gran Sangre de Torro better. However, I [...]

Rosemount Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

A blackcurrant nose, hints of sweet spice. Oaky berry taste, quite sweet and strong (13.5%). Nice, elegant finish. Beautifly accompanied our chicken teriyaki dish. This is what the experts said about it: Dark berry fruit flavours follow from the nose with hints of menthol and sweet spice. Nutty, toasty oak provides a complex backbone and [...]