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Best tempranillos of Spain – Ribera Del Duero

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There were 15 people and 13 wines. Hosted outside with jamón, tortilla, anchovies  and manchego.

Round 1: Style and category of wine 

  • Coso Viejo Reserva
  • Joven Crianza

Round 2: Cost of wine

  • Vizcarra 15 meses 2008, £7
  • Protos Crianza 2006, £15
  • Protos Gran reserva 2001, £40

Round 3:  Ageing and spot the Rioja

  • Alion 2004
  • Vega sicilia Valbuena 2002
  • Rioja Alta 1997

Round 4: Same year,  what’s your favourite

  • Protos 2006 Seleccion
  • Vizcarra Celia 2006
  • Vizcarra Torralvo 2006
  • Pesquera Gran reserva 2005

Wines of the evening:

  • Best value: Coso Viejo Reserva followed by Vizcarra Torralvo 2006
  • Adam’s favourite: Protos Seleccion, followed by Vizcarra Celia 2006
  • Kiran’s favourite: Vizcarra Celia 2006 followed by Alion 2004
  • A wine that will be great but still needs a few years: Pesquera Gran reserva 2005.

For detailed tasting notes see the blog. ‘ Wine tasting trip to the Ribera Del Duero. May 20th to 23rd’

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