Tag Archives: Gran Reserva

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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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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Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2001, Rioja

$65 from Dan Murphy’s. A grand old bogedas but with the next generation of winemaker in charge, this wine looks to take tradition into the next century. Clear, intense pigeon blood colour. Fresh, uplifting aromas, largely tempranillo, earthy tomato leaf, … Continue reading

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