Tag 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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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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