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WTN: Two fun but normal wines

Postby Tyler Brebbermann » Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:41 am

7-5-06 Herederas del Marques de Riscal Reserva 2001 Rioja

Rioja berry, cassis and yummy toasty oak vanilla fill the nose of this fun to smell wine. The color is a nice dark purple. Supple berry fruit on the palate with some cassis again making a supportive appearance. Nice acidity biting its way through the palate. Subtle, but present tannins guide this wines way to a nice finish, long and lasting. The finish could have however used a little bit more fruit. Not the most complex of wines, but a great benchmark Rioja in my mind. This is my kind of cheese wine.

7-6-06 KWV Pinotage 2003 14% vol.

This wine has a nice purple color. A nose of perfumed cassis, banana, and a little earth, with a volatile, alcohol/chemical waft out of the glass quite strongly. Red berries are present as well. The tastes follow the nose completely, if not relatively weakly. The finish drops like a rock, but is nice and earthy. “Juicy juicy!” was my comment after the second glass.
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Re: WTN: Two fun but normal wines

Postby David M. Bueker » Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:14 am

Thanks Tyler. Sounds like a good time.
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Re: WTN: Two fun but normal wines

Postby Bill Buitenhuys » Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:24 pm

Ok, a post about pinotage and PaulB is still quiet! Where for art thou?

Thanks for the note Tyler. I've yet to have a Riscal reserva although I've had a couple GR's. Nice note.
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Re: WTN: Two fun but normal wines

Postby James Roscoe » Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:53 pm

Bill Buitenhuys wrote:Ok, a post about pinotage and PaulB is still quiet! Where for art thou?

I've been asking the same question. I assume he is on vacation and just not using the computer. I hope that is all it is.

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