Always a good RdD & this £32 2012 doesn’t disappoint but will reward holding 2-5 more years to ease dryness & sweet tones😉 Great buy 👍 89-90 going 91-93
🍷 Opaque ruby
👃 Sweet dark chocy cherry & blackcurrant liquorice over chipped new oak w/ red berries, dried meats & minty cedar
👄 Med body of rich ripe blackcurrant & chewy cherry w/ a sweet liquorice blackberry cocoa tone
🎯 Med dry dark fruity sweet liquorice mocha finale w/ cherry linger — 19 hours ago
Lightning struck eucalyptus bark - what a nose!
Licorice, mint, basil. Tar, tobacco, burnt barrel. This is a wine that will always calm my pre race jitters. The vintage was amazing.
Salted boysenberry popsicle sticks end this wine with a long, long lasting finish. — 13 days ago
Primary and fresh. No great complexity or ever likely to have, but with its bright fruit and low tannins very easy to quaff. Hence a Joven or young wine. Not dissimilar in flavour profile to the Massolini Barbera tasted recently. Would accompany many types of food. Opened the bottle with Thai last night and finished with lamb chops today. — 18 days ago
El pionero de Cigales. La etiqueta más.bonita y elegante del vino español. Lo voy bebiendo desde hace 14 años, cada vez una gran alegría — 8 days ago
Fab year 2nd Vega @ £100 still oozing life but just past its peak at 22yrs old by a few years yet still drinkable 😁 but not worth the price tag 😉
🍷 Dark ruby w/ brick edge
👃 Mashed cherry through soggy earth w/ liquorice, prune, charred oak, herbs, damp cellar & soot
👄 Med body of vibrant smooth cherry w/ an earthy liquorice vanilla mocha tone & red fruits
🎯 Med dry earthy mocha cherry & red fruit — 6 days ago