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Campo Viego Rioja Wine
Campo Viejo Rioja Crianza
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Campo Viejo Rioja Crianza
Advantages: It has got a very rich fruity flavour
Disadvantages: It is a heavy wine and gives me a headache
WHAT IS IT?
A red wine from Campo.
This is a strong tasting red wine that is very fruity but also tastes of chocolate as I swallow it. It is not very sweet but the flavour is soft and smooth so that the wine is easy to drink. I think it tastes of cherries but there are a lot of other fruit flavours in the wine as well, my husband thinks it tastes smokey but I cannot tell that and one of our guests said he could taste pears under the rich red fruit flavour.
WHAT I THINK
I served this Campo Rioja with beef stroganoff when we had guests over Christmas and everyone enjoyed it including me. It is a very heavy wine to drink so with food it was easy to take your time while drinking it, the rich flavour meant it was good with the beef but I think it would also go nice with fish as long as the flavours of the food weren't too delicate.
I like that the aftertaste does not linger in my mouth for a long time because I do not like that with red wine. This one just stays on my palate for 2 - 3 minutes but all it does is get a bit sweeter instead of forming a stale flavour. If I swirl the wine round in my mouth I can taste it developing and different flavours coming through at different times, this is most obvious on the very first glass because after that you become accustomed to the taste.
Because of this Campo wine being so rich it will give you a headache if you drink too much, I also noticed that it made my head feel a bit fuzzy while I was drinking and this happened very quickly before I had even finished off my first glass of wine. It is not a very refreshing drink I don't think and it is one I would only like to drink with food or in the winter. It has got a bit of a spicy aftertaste so I think it would be nice to use in mulled wine or a fruity punch.
This wine contains 13% alcohol so it is quite strong. It costs about £9 a bottle and tasted to me like it would stay fresh if you didn't drink it all in one go. The bottle has a wooden cork so you would need a bottle stopper if you wanted to store it after opening, or you could freeze a small amount to use in cooking at a later date.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
Summary: This was a very nice red wine with a beef dish
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