Gran Villa

Miguel Torres S.A.

Gran Coronas Mas La Plana Gran Reserva Penedès Red Blend

Mas la Plana is my favourite Cab from Spain 🇪🇸 grown in Penedès. Having had my last 05 last year which was superb I was keen to see if this 30 year old 89 @ €63 would still be alive & to my surprise it is 😁 I still prefer these with 7-12 years of age 😉

📍 Torres Mas la Plana 1989

🏵 89 points

🍇 Cabernet Sauvignon

🍷 Clear ruby with significant bricking at edge (⏩ see Instagram for pic of wine & cork)

👃 Sooty smoked charred oak embers through muted dark berry fruit w/ a musty damp cellar backbone, herbs, prune, leather, mushroom & truffle

👄 Med smooth body of earthy red berry, cherry & faint dark berry fruits w/ a dry mineral & ground mocha undertone

🎯 Med+ earthy dry mineral infused subtle dark & red berry/cherry linger & mocha tone
— 11 hours ago

Chris, Bill and 8 others liked this

Bodegas LAN

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2010

Just about an hour after uncorking the brightness and fruit started emerging. It had a cherry note, especially on the back end. Well balanced and still tannic and chewy. Very enjoyable. — 5 days ago

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2001

Pulled the cork and the juice smelled and tasted DELI$H ~ I’ve had many great wines, plenty I’ve rated higher, but the pull-n-pour instant gratification AND appropriate drinking time doesn’t happen often ~ it will age effortlessly for years but I’m not sure one “needs” to cellar more — 10 days ago

Bill, Isaac and 7 others liked this

Urbina

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1994

Still drinking young and fresh. Bright cherry nose with a hint of char and barnyard funk. On the palate cherry, cranberry, and red fruit starts with spice, black tea, cocoa, tobacco, and leather kicking in mid-palate supported by a mineral backbone. Strong acid builds through the finish. A fabulous medium bodied red with the roundness and smoothness of age that still retains the brilliance of a young crianza. — 12 days ago

Susan Cahoon
with Susan

Viña Real (CVNE)

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Mmmm this is a tasty one! Lovely aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry and pomegranate with under notes of vanilla, cinnamon, tobacco, and new-car leather. All this plus smooth as silk tannins and luscious acidity made this an incredible pairing for roasted ox-tail. Doesn’t get much better than this! — 7 days ago

P, Jim and 9 others liked this

Viñedos de Páganos

El Puntido Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

Ready? Imagine pudding wrestling in vanilla. And you're about to make the pin and you realize you need a glass of red. So a fan hands you a fantastic tempranillo and as you take a sip some pudding, a drop of sweat from a burly French female ref all fall into your mouth at the same time. There ya have it. Get at it!! Yeah Suckling! — 7 days ago

Cindy Minucci
with Cindy
Bill, P and 2 others liked this

Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

94 was a stunning year in Rioja & I’ve never had a bad one so when this cheeky €50 drop appeared on my radar from @gabymeetswine @vilaviniteca I had to get my wine gnawing choppers around this grapeylicious bottle of joy 😉 In a peak place of yummyness after 25 years 👍

📍 Viña Albina Monte Real Gran Reserva 1994

🏵 93-94 points aptly 😁

🍇 Graciano, Mazuelo & Tempranillo

🍷 Deep clear ruby w/ brick edge (scroll ⏩ for pic)

👃 Old smoked oak through a damp musty cellar filled with earthy obliterated cherry mush w/ a cocoa, balsamic, herby & leather whip - expressed in a Zalto Burg glass 👌

👄 Med body of super silky smooth cocoa & balsamic infused red cherry cream oozyness

🎯 Long red cherry linger bathed in slight dry oak, cocoa cream & balsamic splashes
— 14 days ago

Chris, Keith and 20 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 890 Rioja Tempranillo Blend

This is still my favourite Rioja & vintage at present, worth £80 😍 My 10th try & still a beauty I can’t resist 👍 I exemplifies the pure essence a high quality Rioja 👏

📍 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 2001

▶️ @lariojaaltasa 🤗

🏵 96 points

🍇 95% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano & 2% Mazuelo

🍷 Garnet ruby w/ brick edge

👃 Smoked oak through mashed earthy cherries covered in vanilla coconut cream, balsamic jam & double caramel choc mocha w/ red liquorice, truffle, prune, date & light spiced herbs
#nosetasia

👄 Med body of rich smooth silky creamy dark & red cherry bathed in balsamic goo w/ melted mocha & earthy liquorice

🎯 Long balsamic cherry mocha berry blast w/ a balsamic linger, touch of woody oak & red berry
— 6 days ago

Chris, E and 24 others liked this
Dick Schinkel

Dick Schinkel

A beauty indeed 🍷

Carmen

El Peñasco Vineyard Gran Reserva Carménère 2016

Bold and smooth. Very Merlot like with notes of cocoa, black fruit, black cherry, tobacco and leather. A favourite for the night and paired perfectly with wood fire roasted ribs at Park Distillery in Banff. — 2 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Sounds excellent! Cheers! 🍷
Tyler Martinelli

Tyler Martinelli

Yaasssss!!!
David Shaw

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Pork ribs, yum

Gran Conti

Sangiovese 2016

Whole Foods, $8

Light Ruby color with an equally light and fruity nose. Easy drinking and light to medium body. Simple unripe strawberry with a mineral aftertaste, slightly acidic but not dry. Very much enjoyed this considering the price, reminds me of summer sunshine!
— a day ago