Archive for the 'Spain' Category

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 [...]

Gran Sangre de Toro – Reserva 2001

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

I’m a big fan of Spanish wines, so it’s no wonder I’m starting this diary with a nice one from Torres, Catalunya. Gran Sangre de Toro is a mix of Garnacha, CariƱena and Syrah with a good balance of oakiness. It reminds me of good Riojas more than any other Torres wine I’ve tried so [...]