Castillo San Lorenzo Rioja Reserva

By | November 12, 2007

Coventry have just lost 4-0 to West Brom. It’s a depressing evening and could so easily have been different if former Sky Blue hero Mifsud hadn’t got himself sent off for idiocy.
At times like this a person needs a hug. Some wines have hug-ability. Rioja is usually a good choice. I had a Castillo San Lorenzo Rioja Reserva 1999 left over from a bin end case at Tesco. Retailing at around the £8-10 mark usually, this lot came in at about a fiver. I bought a lot a couple of years ago and this was the last bottle.
Despite being deemed ‘past it’s sell by date’ when I bought it, it had got better. Forests of warm American oak made it feel toasty warm, and the rest of the forest had done it’s bit with blackberries, blackcurrants, black cherries and plummy goodness adding fruit, topped off with cinnamon spice.
I wish I had more, I suspect it may be a long season.