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Nice Wines

At the interesting Celtic Whiskey shop tasting yesterday picked out some wines I liked very much and you might too.
The La Multa Old Vine wines, particularly the Tempranillo, the Garnacha and the Syrah were fantastic value at around a tenner. Lovely easy drinking and a change from the usual suspects. I also liked the Itsa Mendi 2007, 16.99 from the Basque country and the distinctive Castillo de Ulver Crianza 2005, 18.99 from Bierzo.
The Convento San Francisco wines from Ribera Del Duero, currently Europe’s most exciting wine region, were superb.
Some nice whites, including a very fine barrel fermented Chardonnay from Castillo de Monjardin, Navarra , 13.99.
reverting to red, the standout VFM wine of the show was the Manga del Brujo 2006 from Bodegas San Gregorio, Catalayud. Buy, buy, buy at 13.99.

Brilliant Red Wine

I make no apologies for singing the praises of this wine, one of the top five reds I’ve driunk this year so far.
Mas Igneus 2000 comes from Priorat in NE Spain – from a local cooperative lent a hand by stylish producers Albet y Noya.
The wine is a joyous, singing, complex red – brilliant stuff – Garnacha/Carinena with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon to lend backbone and keeping quality.
It’s organic, too and costs around euro 18 from importer Mary Pawle and other suppliers I’ll add in as soon as I have them. Recommended

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