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Contino Rioja – Outstanding wines from the father of modern day Rioja

February 23rd 2017

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Last week we had an exceptional tasting with winemaker Jesús Madrazo of Contino. His family’s 153-acre estate dates from the 16th century and is located on the banks of the River Ebro. The particular microclimate here provides perfect grape-growing conditions for the production of these top Rioja wines. In 1973 Contino created the first single-vineyard estate Rioja; all the wines are produced with their own grapes, with certain individual cuvees coming from specific plots. The Reservas, produced from vines ranging in age from 25 to 60 years, embody class and complexity.

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2007 La Rioja Alta “904” Gran Reserva Rioja

January 25th 2017

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The sumptuous 904 bottling comes from 300 hectares of vineyards in different parts of the best zones of the Rioja Alta region, out of which they make this first class Rioja. This is a firm favourite within the Goedhuis team and a wine we follow every year as it is simply so easy to drink and utterly delicious.

BASBN 2016

February 23rd 2016

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Bring A Special Bottle Night 2016 fell on a cold wet miserable night in Hong Kong in February. Nevertheless the weather could not dampen the enthusiasm or the appetite of a thirsty crowd as we gathered at Crown Wine Cellars, and we were delighted to be met by an opening salvo of Louis Roederer Cristals. In the past we have always had much more red wine than white/Champagne but our leader’s rallying cry to address this was met with both enthusiasm and generosity. So first up a delicious, fully mature Cristal 1988 (18 points – one bottle was fresher than the…

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