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Berberana – 2001 Gran Reserva Rioja

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Vintage: 2001
Type: Rioja Gran Reserva
Country: Spain

An Excellent Rioja that has been aged well. Great bold full flavours and an excellent finish. A blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Grenache.

Chateau Rousselle – 2001

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Vintage: 2001
Type: Bordeaux
Country: France

This was the oldest of the vintages of red at the wine tasting session. This wine has a very herbal taste, perhaps because of the terroir the grapes came from.

Babich

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Vintage: 2001
Type: Cabernet Merlot
Country: New Zealand – Hawke’s Bay

This is a non-review as the bottle that I tried was corked. It promised to be good…

Borgogno

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Vintage: 2001
Type: Barolo
Country: Italy

An excellent strong Barolo. Great colour and fragrance, quite a bold flavour. Perfect with a steak (I wouldn’t drink this on itself).

Selfridges Vintage Port

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Vintage: 2001
Type: Port
Country: Portugal

As I love port I thought it would be interesting to try the Selfridges brand port (bottled by Whytingham’s). Long story short, spend your money elsewhere. You can get better port at a better price and I was very disappointed with this bottle. The flavours were not full and even the colour was too light. Not worth the price.

Castillo De Calatrava

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Vintage: 2001
Type: Tempranillo
Country: La Mancha – Spain

This win was quite disappointing for the price. I found nothing special about it.

Cape Promise

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Vintage: 2001
Type: Merlot Shiraz
Country: South Africa

An excellent dry red wine. It had an nice full flavour with a hint of spice, a good aftertaste and a great aroma.