We now call ourselves seasoned travelers, having completed our third super wine tour with you, Colin.
At the bodega of Marques de Murrieta Jill and I decided to purchase two bottles of the flagship wine Castillo Ygay 2007 vintage, quality wine for quality price.
You and others on the trip hoped we would open one of the bottles at dinner for tasting, but, we selfishly kept both for the Xmas holidays!
On Boxing Day we invited six friends for a late Xmas dinner and opened the wine for all to taste. We tried to use much of the advice we have gained from Colin during the tours and tastings.
The consensus from all was:
The wine felt medium bodied with quality fruit of the rich dark kind. Aromas of balsamic, vanilla and earthy.
All softly on the palate with great finess and smoothness of the finish.
Superb and recommended.
Two bottles drunk quickly with happy friends.
We await your next trip and thought of you as we drank the fine wine.
David and Jill
The conclusion from all was superb and possibly the best red Rioja we had all tasted and drunk.