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- Drew - 01-03-2010 06:59 PM

Bodegas Bilbainas.

A very stange wine. On opening, the nose was blueberry and coconut...did I open an Oz shiraz? Checking the bottle, I did not.
Dark garnet with subtle tinges of orange in the bubbles from the pour. Blueberry, blackberry, coconut and leather scents emerge. Like flavors with dusty fruit but that pesky blueberry/coconut flavor was off putting for me. I'm no expert in Rioja but this wine was like the child of Antonio Banderas and "Cate" Blanchett. 13% Alc. Vol. $22

Drew


- winoweenie - 01-03-2010 07:49 PM

Who are they the winemakers for? WW [Image: wink.gif]


- Thomas - 01-03-2010 09:01 PM

Interesting TN, Drew.

I used to drink Vina Pomal wines years ago and then one day I picked up a bottle and it was this weird hybrid-like wine that did not taste like Vina Pomal or like a Spanish wine. Then, I tried the next vintage--same thing.

Obviously, they changed their style--and I don't like what they've done to what once was a terrific Rioja wine.