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Stephen Andrews

Stephen Andrews

Gran Reserva

Barón De Ley Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2010

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain
23 days ago

Stephen reviewed this wine:

Tasted Sept. 19, 2018. Colour a nice medium ruby. Legs medium. Aromas and flavours of, cherry, sweet spices, tobacco, cloves, black pepper, cigar box. Taste extra dry, full body, mature round soft polished tannins. Fruit minus, mouthwatering, medium alcohol. Long oak flavour after taste. I like this wine it I was elegant to drink and a pleasure to try. A great match for beef, or lamb. Worth th price.

Imperial Reserva

Cvne Imperial Reserva 2012

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain
23 days ago

Stephen reviewed this wine:

Tasted Sept. 19, 2018. Colour medium ruby. Legs thick. Aromas and flavours of, cherry, strawberry sauce, spice, cedar and wood burner. Taste extra dry, full body, ripe fruit, grippy in your face tannin. Some mouthwatering, the alcohol is balance with the tannin. Long complex oak inspired finish. This is a nice wine that shows what Tempranillo can do when aged in oak. Highly recommended try. Just add a nice lamb dish.

23 days ago

Stephen reviewed this wine:

Tasted Sept 15 2019. Colour Ruby red with purple hue. Legs medium. Aromas and flavours of, red plum, cherry, red berry, balsamic and violet. Taste dry, fruity, medium body, soft silky tannin, mouthwatering, medium alcohol. Nice medium length fruit finish. I like this wine. Easy to drink. Balanced meant to drink at 18-20C pair with a rich pasta dish.

Centenaria

Viñademoya Centenaria Mencía 2016

Bierzo D.O., Spain
29 days ago

Stephen reviewed this wine:

Tasted Sept. 15th, 2018. Colour dark ruby red. Legs thick. Aromas and flavours of, black cherry, plum, blackberry, black licorice, cured meat, smoke. Taste extra dry, medium plus body, dark fruity plus, balanced with tannin and alcohol. Finish long and complex. Stays with you on the palate for awhile. I like this wine very rich with fruit and compelxity. Recommend letting stay open for awhile. Can use a slight chill 18C to bring out flavours. Made to drink now or over next two years. Pair with BBQ or spanish tapas.

Pablo Claro Cabernet Sauvignon Graciano 2015

Vinos De La Tierra De Castilla, La Mancha, Spain
30 days ago

Stephen reviewed this wine:

Tasted Sept 13th 2018. Colour bright ruby red. Legs medium. Aromas and flavours of red fruit, currant, strawberry, raspberry, red cherry, red plum, wood smoke and spice. Taste extra dry, medium body, full on red fruit all over the palate, cedar soft tannin balanced with the fruit. Mouthwatering, medium alcohol. Finish long fruit and spice finish. I like this blend. The wine would match well with lamb dishes. Good value. Recommended try. It is an organic and biodynamic wine that has a nice fruity taste.

Stephen Andrews

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Memorable Wine

2004 Chateau Angelus St Emilion Grand Cru Classe because it was so seductive and tasty.

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First Wine

I think it was a home made wine made by our Yugoslavian neighbour when I was a teenager.

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Unusual Wine Experience

Having the former wine manager of Rothchilds winery pair the wines for a dinner at Cap Maison in St Lucia. It has to be one of the best dining experiences I have had.

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Current Fav Wine

The one that friends share with me or the one that is in my glass.

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