Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Protos Reserva 2009

Protos Reserva 2009

Ribera Del Duero

A gift from a friend who lives in Spain. He has always preferred it to the ubiquitous Rioja and brought me some to try. Very kindly he did not bring the €8 one he drinks but the €22 Reserva (he only told me this afterwards when I had said just how good the wine was).
This wine was lovely, rich and fruity and with a very distinct vanilla aroma but without the harsher tones of many Riojas. A great wine that was such a joy to drink and I will look out for the Ribera del Duero, if I can find it here in the UK retailers.

Dark cherry colour. Complex aromas of black fruits. Velvety and fleshy mouth, full-body, with fine and elegant tannins that build good structure. The perfect match of wood and wine leads to a strong marriage. It delivers a very long aftertaste inviting you to drink again a delightful soft palate found in Protos' great wines.

This wine may contain sediment and has not been treated in any physical or chemical. Be decanted.
Contiene sulfitos.
Ribero del Duero Reserva

Embotellado por protos bodega.
14.5% vol

Monday, 19 May 2014

Chateau Moulin Delille

Chateau Moulin Delille

Saint-Estephe  2007

Appellation Saint-Estephe Controlee

Grand Vin De Bordeaux.
Mis en bouteille au Chateaux (Gironde)
13% vol

From Lidl (£9.99?). A very enjoyable wine, a pleasure to drink with a meal and then savour during the evening.