Campo Viejo Tempranillo Blend Rioja Crianza 1999
[Pipa: flatbread, lamb meatballs] Cherries, red fruit on the nose. Jammy, meaty, great texture. Big fruit predominately cherry, spice, and tannins. Enjoyed it
really liked this the first time. Now tastes musty, green, thin
Beautiful blackberry on the cork when I opened it, needs a good couple of hours to breathe, I poured a glass after 45 mins and it felt a bit 'tight', as it developed - redcurrant, not too heavy, refined, balanced tannin, bright - if it was music - an optimisitc, upbeat indie band with intelligent lyrics.
just found a bottle in the cellar after 48 hours in the fridge after having been knocked around in a move. Still wonderful and a delight. A wonderful surprise. Wish I had cases left.