It’s been about two months since I’ve had a red wine. Sometimes you just have to feel that “mood” and, tonight, I’m in the mood to share my experiences with Camp Viejo 2003 Reserva Tempranillo. When it comes to red wines, Tempranillo is one of the best finds on the planet in my humble opinion.
Spanish Tempranillo has a great color, almost dark plum purple and red, unique. The nose of the 2003 Campo Viejo is classic Tempranillo, a bit of smokey bacon scents mixed with dark partially ripe plum (a bit sour) with hints of thick black soils of its homeland. We’ve reviewed Tempranillo’s before with the smokey bacon flavors and continue to find exciting bouquets. A must try for wine drinkers that have refused to move on from their standard selection of reds.
Upon tasting the 2003 Campo Viejo, you’ll be entertained by the light cherry flavors on the attack followed by a strong plum mid-palate finishing with a smokey bacon which lasts long enough to wet your appetite for some Gouda Cheeses. Although you’ll crave a smokey Gouda we don’t suggest it as a pairing with this wine as it just brings way too much smokey bacon. Too much of a good thing is simply too much.
Overall, this wine rolls in at roughly $16.99 and is well worth the cost of admission. You’re gaining a rich experience in Spansih Wines at a very effective cost for a 2003 red. You’ll find it’s smooth to the taste, with great hearty fruits that do not bombard you palate and ovetake your senses. We highly suggest you give the Campo Viejo a go or at least expand your palate into the realm of Tempranillo.