Friday, 22 January 2010

Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva

Having enjoyed Campo Viejo's Crianza, and also its Gran Reserva, it was time to have a go on the middle sibling - the Reserva. This 2005 vintage, aged 18 months in oak, is smooth with some spice, suggesting rich, jammy blackcurrant - another decent rioja. Nevertheless, if I was being harsh, I might say it sits somewhat awkwardly between the chugging capability of the Crianza and the more substantial Gran. I seem to recall the label boasting about flavours of "cigar box", to which I must add, ruefully, "but no cigar".

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