Category Archives: Rioja

Campo Viejo Gran Reserva 2009, Rioja

Campo Viejo isnt the first Rioja name to be thrown into a discussion circle. The famed CVNE, Marques de Murrieta or La Rioja Alta are the foremost producers. But Campo Viejo Tempranillo blends have had a long history est. 1959, … Continue reading

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Cune, pronounced C.V.N.E, not to be confused with Coon cheese

It was a pleasant surprise to see that CVNE wines were on tasting at Prince Wine store, as I hadn’t seen these wines on sale in Australia previously. These were really nice Spanish/Rioja wines which I had drunk through rather … Continue reading

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Latente Cosecha 2009, Rioja, Spain

AUD$20 from Prince Wine Store (South Melbourne). A blend of Tempranillo and Granacha (90/10). Clear intense ruby colour. A lovely nose of red currants, sappy baby wood planes, violet florals, hint of sweet clove and refined soy sauce. Dry, med … Continue reading

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Telmo Rodriguez LZ tempranillo 2010, Rioja, Spain

$28 from Prince Wine Store. A more serious Tempranillo at an attractive price, the LZ has a medium+ dark ruby colour with meaty aromas that are swirled into together with sourish red berries. A dry, full-bodied wine with high level … Continue reading

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Australia Day

It’s Australia Day today, dinner on this cool evening is pan-roasted duck fillets over a Federer vs. Nadal Aus Open semi-final; how good is that?! My wine for the night probably gives away who I think will be the winner. … Continue reading

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