Jose Pastor Selections

Envínate White Blend 2017

Canary Island product. Pale harvest orange-yellow, excellent clarity. Dried fruit or fruit leather notes in nose. Smoky apricot, peach flavors with a touch of salinity. Really different white; yes, a curiosity, but also a good pour. Some astringency in finish. — 10 days ago

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Viña González Bastias

Matorral Pais 2015

Mostly everything I want in a Pais, light bodied with animal fat, cherry, cassis, minty herbs. — 22 days ago

Riddley, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Roc d'Aubaga

Priorat Grenache 2016

A seriously unique Priorat rose - yes Rose! - from Terrior Al Limit @ €36 of 1,268 bottles & it’s superb 😍 If you can get this give it a go - we loved it! Thanks @gabymeetswine @vilaviniteca for sourcing this gem 👍

📍 Terroir Al Limit Rose Roc D'aubaga 2016

🏵 92 points

🍇 80% Grenache Blanc, 10% Grenache Gris & 10% Grenache Rouge

🍷 Red brick orange rust w/ a brown tone (see Instagram for pic ⏩)

👃 A mesmerising concoction of fruity aromas of apricot jam, red berries, raspberry compote, strawberry marmalade & earthy red cherry w/ a light flinty minerality

👄 Med body of smooth creamy rich red berries & apricot w/ strawberry driven red fruits & a hint of orange, red apple & red cherry

🎯 Long mouth coating of slight sweet red fruits galore in a touch of dry minerality
— 8 days ago

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@Chris England Chris good review and pic Cheers 🍷

Dels Bardissots

Besàvia Vinyes Velles de Cardedeu Red Blend

Light light light and so very pretty. Pomegranate and not-quite-ripe red fruit. — 2 days ago


Selección Edición Limitada Garnacha

Mineral on the nose. Blueberries on the finish. This one is interesting. — 12 hours ago

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

Fab 05 top Rioja @ £70-100 in a great year & a fav of mine - will keep improving but great now 😉 Awesome 2020-30 👍

📍 Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2005

🏵 95 points w/ 96-98 potential

🍇 89% Tempranillo & 11% Mazuelo

🍷 Deep ruby

👃 Soft oak through dark spiced berries, currants & cherry with creamy vanilla, light smoked tobacco, leather, mocha, coconut, mint & balsamic into choc cherry gateaux w/ a bit of date coming through

👄 Med+ body of deluxe silky smooth creamy stewed rich dark cherry driven fruits all perfectly balanced w/ thick cocoa cream, vanilla & balsamic touch

🎯 Long seductive oak, cocoa, balsamic & dark fruit cherry boom linger
— 6 days ago

Chris, Bill and 28 others liked this

Pago del Vicario

Blanco de Tempranillo

Tiny bit sweet for me, but was good with seafood. — 6 days ago

Honorio Rubio Villar

Macerado Edicion Limitada White Blend 2013

Key lime pie, cinnamon, eucalyptus, with candied orange on the palate, pretty long finish. Really enjoyed this wine. — 9 days ago

Viñas del Vero

Blecua Somontano Red Blend 2008

Never tried a wine from Somontano Aragon 🇪🇸 but this is apparently the one @ £63-£73! It’s a lovely drop for sure & would benefit from a few more years ageing but deliciously different w/ the red fruit at the forefront 😁

📍Vinas del Vero - Blecua 2008

🏵 93 points

🍇 Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Syrah & Merlot

🍷 Deep opaque blackened ruby

👃 Blackberry, dark cherry & raspberry through soggy soil & light smoked oak w/ spices, plum, mocha. date, leather & caramel

👄 Med body of creamy silky smooth red berry fruits, cherry & blackcurrant w/ blackberry & cocoa

🎯 Long refreshing red berry fruit linger w/ a dark berry fruit & cocoa fresh twist
— a day ago

Chris, Daniel and 12 others liked this

Bodegas Valdemar

Conde Valdemar Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2010

8 years into this nice Rioja, which is giving me aromas and flavors of leather, gravel, tobacco, and vanilla. Perhaps a bit of fig, too, but it seems that the secondary and tertiary elements are starting to come to the forefront. The tannins are smooth as silk yet still some grip, and the acidity has mellowed to medium. I imagine this wine is at it’s premium for drinking now. Super company with our “asado” on a chilly December evening! — 2 days ago

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@Amy Huson Amy nice review Cheers 🍷