Bodega la Milagrosa Milcampos Viñas Viejas, 2009

Bodega la Milagrosa Milcampos Viñas Viejas, 2009
Despite the Gaudiesque label, this wine is excellent. Another example of great value, great quality wines coming out of Spain at the moment. A little on the lighter bodied side of things, but smooth and juicy with a lovely spicy complexity that is excellent with food. Robert Parker 91 Points… “The 2009 Milcampos is 100% ...

Finca Villacreces, Pruno, 2010

Finca Villacreces, Pruno, 2010
Continuing my current love affair with Spanish wines – and particularly recently with the ones lying in my cellar thus far unopened! I decided it was time to explore this Pruno from Finca Villacreces which I bought on-spec last November, just to see what I got exactly …and of course whether I should be ordering ...

Teso La Monja Toro Almirez, 2009

Teso La Monja Toro Almirez, 2009
Spain has taken over from Argentina in my books as THE place to look for consistently beautiful well made wines for a relative bargain – notice I didn’t say cheap necessarily? But for value for money and pleasurable drinking at a high standard, Spain is currently a vast source… I discovered this at the Juserini ...

La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva, 2004

La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva, 2004
After recieving an email from Bodega Santa Cecilia which highlighted a Spanish wine for an astonishing 4 Euros! and where I got some extremely rare El Reventón (the total UK allocation is apparently something like 2 cases!) for a staggering £35 which is a total steal, partly by somehow not ending up paying any duty, ...

Bodegas Emilio Moro, 2009

Bodegas Emilio Moro, 2009
According to Emilio Moro “”Wine is an art, if you know how to listen it speaks to you, telling you when it needs racking and when it needs to rest. It is like a living being that you have to understand, look after and care for.” I get that, it’s what I thought winemaking was ...

Running With Bulls Tempranillo, 2011

Running With Bulls Tempranillo, 2011
I have always had a particular interest in the old world grape, new world wine combination which was borne out on Personal Wine Buyers, see New Zealand Montepulciano, and Australian Sangiovese. I was made aware of this new world/old world example from Jancis Robinson’s Wine of the Week article, which is worth reading and explains the story ...

The Tide End, Teddington Lock

The Tide End, Teddington Lock
After the club run, we decided to try out The Tide End by Teddington Lock for some food and a couple of glasses of wine …for me. Beer for everyone else! The Parade Merlot, New Zealand The 1st glass of New Zealand Merlot I queried whether it had been opened for a while as it ...
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