Category Archives: Wines – 4 Stars

Tomas Blanco Crespo Rioja 2003

Interestingly this wine from Marks and Spencers doesn’t have a strong bouquet, however it might be wise to bear in mind we’ve just eaten chilli burgers with chilli sauce, roquefort cheese, and potato wedges covered in a Jamaican jerk…so there may have been some external influence in tasting this wine! Despite all that the wine

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Marques de Grinon Rioja 2001

A good strong Rioja with a slightly spicey taste and quite rich although not overly so. There’s a hint of acidity which does nothing to affect the flavour negatively, there’s also a hint of berry in there…but I just couldn’t put my tongue on it. Lovely wine.