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 June 2011 

 15/06/11

Presenter: 

Vinexpo 2013 Press ReleaseHarry Rose

Wines Region / Country Source Cost Comments
1. Enebral  Liberalia 2009 Vedejo 
Rueda
Spanish Spirit
£9.99
12.5%  “tangy” “hazelnut” “cream soda” “hint of oxidation”
2. Martin Codax 2010 Albarino 
Rias Baixas, Galicia
Majestic
£9.00
12.5% “ sherbet ” , “buttery” , “got mouthfeel” , “flowery” , “apple”
3. Marques de Caceres 2001 Gran Reserva
Rioja
Majestic
£16.50
14% "Surprised as it’s not showing more age", "rather wooden and harsh"
4. Coto de Imaz 2000 Gran Reserva
Rioja
Richard Granger
£18.80
13.5% "tastes much older" "more fruity on nose", "drying out".
5. Monte Toro 1997 Seleccion Reserva
Toro, Castilla y León
Spanish Spirit
£12.00
“nose tobacco” , “ liquorice ” , “sweet attack” , “taste of strawberry” , “still has tannin” , “slightly burnt taste” , “ intense fruit”, “this is Spanish wine as I remember it” .
6. Tamaral 2004 Crianza
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León
Spanish Spirit
£14.00
15% “nose quite closed “strawberries” “sweetness” “amazing wine” “less rustic than previous” “ good balance” .
7. Noster 2005 Inicial
Priorat, Catalonia
Oddbins
£13.00
15.5% “too sweet” “not enough acidity” “woodiness” “minerally” “ stalky” . Not to our taste .
8. Cillar de Silos 2007 Torresilo Ribera del Duero
Oddbins
£35.00
14% “deep colour almost black” , “dark fruit on there way through” , “nose of summer pudding” , “white peach” , “elegant” , “finesse” , “depth but not heavy” . Everyone felt we were drinking it to young
9. Torres 2006 Mas la Plana  Penedès, Catalonia
Wine Chambers
£29.69
Most members were disappointed with it and did not feel it to be worthy of its reputation. "potential virtues" "we are drinking it far too young".
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