For this weeks' Rioja special we are showing two outstanding wines! With Capellania being a highlight of Murrieta Dinner alst Thursday, I couldn't resist but to show it again for anyone who missed it! Plus delicious Rioja from ... Australia, another great wine from our favorite First Drop. Simply The Best.
2011 Capellania Marques de Murrieta Rioja Blanco
WAS £21.99 NOW £17.59!!
A wine of limited production from a single vineyard, which gives its name to the wine.
It has been kept for a year and a half in new French oak barrels and one year in bottle; giving an astonishing complexity, structure and elegance. A wine that exceeds all expectations with its complexity and structure. An incredibly long finish that rivals white Burgundy at more than twice the price. Simply epic and a bargain with a magnificent potential to evolve and last gracefully in the bottle.
Truly hand-made, world class wine from the oldest family owned estate in Rioja.
2010 First Drop Pintor Tempranillo
Was £19.99 NOW £15.99!!!
Pintor is a revolutionary ‘Rioja Reserva’. Medium-bodied, it brings a good amount of warm red berry, spice and earthy flavors to the glass along with refreshing acid and a light grip of tannins before finishing long with good persistence. The trick with this First Drop wine is that guys have judged the oak so carefully that they allow the fruit to shine through uninterrupted. This time, in the mind-blowing 2010 vintage, the recipe is 50% new French, 20% new American, 30% old French and all for 20 months of ‘’dunking’’. The fact that the alcohol is reined in at 13.5% means that this oak has not taken the lead and the Tempranillo has the firmness of character to express itself with its brooding strawberry compote and plum duff core. Served blind I would be lost, but happy. This is a great wine from Matt and John and they continue to rock the boat and ride the current, showing us that unpredictability is the norm. Great wine with Roast!
Rating: 90 points!!! Drink now to 2018
See you over the weekend!
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