A Rioja Reserva is a Good Match with a Lovely Lamb Stew

We enjoyed more of the lamb stew from the previous evening (see 28th Jan) and decided the dish could take a more full-bodied red, so we opened a bottle of Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva 2006 from Waitrose.  We have drank and enjoyed a few bottles of Campo Viejo’s Crianza previously, so were anticipating a decent wine.  We were not disappointed.  This full-bodied red is a blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo.  We found it smooth with vanilla spice and red fruits and just as good a match as the Yecla red the previous evening.

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