If you have read the article about the wines of Spain London show you will have noticed
a mention of Jean Leon Pago Cab Reserva 2001.
This wine was showing very well at the fair some weeks ago. The show brochure listed the wine at £7.99 €10 so I thought it was stunning value.
However it actually retails for £14 €17 I think it’s still good value.
However it’s not a wine or winery that seems to get much attention.
What do people here think about it ?
Has anyone had the Gran Reserva or the Zemis ?
I’ve enjoyed this a few times over the years. Have a 2000 somewhere, I think. Seems to keep almost as long as López H too!
Of the ";hidden"; bodegas in Spain. Not noisy in mass media and don’t use to be on into wine reviews. Well... they have a newcomer in the extremely-expensive-wines named Zemis, nonetheless I’m quite interested in tasting old vintages of their traditional CS. Unfortunately only the last release is to be available on wineshops shelves.
I see there are about five reviews for the 2001
on this site, average score 8.2
Way too young, surely? Still, I’d have a bottle of that any day in preference to 90% of the 9 point wines on Verema!
Don’t think so, it was drinking beautifully.
Not saying it will not last a lot longer though.
It was my first experience of it and was impressed.
Bibendum are selling it if you fancy any ! and with the euro rising the price difference is decreasing between the UK and Spain.
(on another topic, the Copa Santa is superb, better than many C9- didn’t know about the change of style though! my last one was 2000)
Does sound tempting. Will have to have a look there when I next (finally!) get up to London.
Remember the shop no longer exists.
Might be abe to get a few together on this ?
(apologies to others for whom this is too local !!)