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LIVE FROM 8PM: #TWSTaste Rioja 'Vertical' virtual tasting, 26th March 8-9pm

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#423

Imperio 2010 - my wine is continuing to improve in the glass. We decanted, but not early enough it seems


#424

2012 CVNE Vina Real Gran Reserva - 7.5/10, pushing 8 with a bit of gran padano. Very satisfying but not quite as polished as it’s Imperial stablemate.


#425

Oh yes, I think I have something special to open.


#426

Muga Seleccion Especial Reserva 2005 - 8/10
Is still developing in the glass from my earlier tasting note, rounding out further, some food would certainly help it really shine as well.


#427

2006 Urbina Reserva Especial. Mr JayKay gives it a measly 8 because we enjoyed the same makers 1994 GR at the weekend and it was gorgeous! I’m giving a more generous 9.


#428

Probably give the LRA Ardanza 2010 a big 8 - with more to come over the next 3 to 4 years. There was just a hint of bitterness on the very end - it’s beginning to integrate with the overall ‘sweetness’ of the wine, but not quite there yet, so a 9 is deffo on the cards.


#429

Marques de Murrieta Ygay 1994 Reserva

I will give this 8.5/10. A longer finish and/or little more fruit would get it to 9 or more…that may come. I too was on some crunchy Red Leicester with it, and some local Dunlop cheese.

Been a great evening and distraction from other things tonight!


#430

:rofl:


#431

Thank YOU! :smiley: And thank you everyone - this has been our biggest virtual tasting ever, with up to 125 of us online at one point, and it’s been a blast.

A few of you mentioned earlier in the week you’d be up for a tasting of Burgundy (red and white?!) next week - who’d be up for that?

  • Yes please!
  • Not for me

0 voters


#432

I can’t double-like but @laura can we pllleeeeaaaassseeee make fossicking fizz the next taste scramble???


#433

Normally you’d say not on a school night but hey ho schools out forever say Pink Floyd


#434

What kind of game are you thinking?


#435

We don’t have any Burgundy in the house! :frowning:


#436

Cune Crianza 2016
Definitely could age a bit. Not a very long finish.
However, phenomenal with strong cheddar! :drooling_face:


#437

Urbina 2006
Absolutely a wine for the long haul. My favourite tonight, but the others were probably a bit young still. Don’t notice the 14% alcohol particularly. 8/10 for me.

The Muga 2012 (at this point) is 6/10 and the Tahon 6.5/10.


#438

Snap! I was just giving the same score when I saw your post.


#439

He was on the end of Mr P’s bullets, all 7 of them !


#440

Speaking of being open for three days,I can’t finish my delicious 2008 Tempranillo so I will decant it into my Eco decanter -a crazy but very useful present from my son for Christmas. Does anyone else have one? Claims to keep the wine fresh for up to a week. Mine has never lasted that long so haven’t fully tested the claim…!


#441

Hi. I’m new to this forum.
I opened TWS Rioja Crianza 2012 and enjoying it with after eights :wink:


#442

English Fizz? (To be honest, I’m not that fussy where it comes from)!