No real link between these two reds and no tasting notes either so just a short blog, like a diary entry/aide memoire. One of the advantages of blogging and something I wish I’d started years ago. The Urbina 1994 came from MWW recently, at £15 for two and was really good if you like old (and old-style) Rioja, as I do. Thin mouth feel but intensely savoury with refreshing acidity. Very easy to drink.
The Gauby 2006 was a WS purchase, about three years ago. A problem with these wines of this type – Cotes de Roussillon – is knowing when to drink them. They usually need quite a bit of bottle age. Also they are rarely reviewed, although Jancis Robinson liked this a lot, as I discovered after I’d opened it. Anyway, rich, spicy, clearly mature and absolutely delicious. WS have the 2010 and I’m tempted.