This blog has now been running for exactly four years (first post 19/12/2012).
Geoff and I had a vague idea about celebrating with something special and I hoped to do a retaste of our first ever wine but they are all gone so we tried – since a 2001 Rioja was the subject of our fist post – a 2001 Roda 1, first blogged in 2014. Pretty good – much improved from our first try. Old Rioja nose, texture and flavour. Thumbs also from Steve, a friend, neighbour and Rioja fan.
I also opened another 2001, Baron de Chirel, first blogged in 2013 and then in May this year. An excellent wine, now at full maturity, savoury, meaty intense, very old school Rioja. Only a couple of glasses drunk and I expect the remainder, under vacuum to be still drinking very well on Thursday.