Tim Atkin wrote: "Jumilla gets my vote as the most underrated wine region in Europe. This large region has some of the oldest and most concentrated Monastrell in Spain, producing full bodied reds that are just as good as most Bandols, and sell at half the price" (The Observer). Its vineyards, olive groves and orchards stretch over a rolling plateau, surrounded by mountains that provide a dramatic backdrop.If you're already a fan of El Campeador, you're sure to love this silky smooth Reserva edition, patiently matured for two years in French and American oak barrels. The wine has been named after local hero El Cid - also known as El Campeador or "the champion". Enjoy with grilled lamb chops, spaghetti with meatballs or a hearty beef stew.
Average Customer Rating:
(12 Reviews) 10
Rating Snapshot(12 reviews)
12 out of 12(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
I entirely agree with Brad2523, but from the other direction! I really enjoyed this wine, 4 and a half stars would be given if possible. Drank on its own but would be great with a hearty stew, or maybe some quail and chocolate sauce. Full bodied, fat flavour with hints of black cherry, vanilla and almond, delicious.
In a blind tasting my wife actually thought this was a Shiraz due to it's spicy after notes, fruitiness and full body! It is even better after decanting for 2 hours. We had it with pork, but it would go with a practically anything.
Trying not to be too harsh with the rating as there is nothing wrong with this wine other than it is not at all to my taste. It's got bold flavours and it immediately reminded me of 'The Chocolatier' (another wine I didn't get on with!) - I have recommended it though as if you like this I think you would like the chocolatier too.
I can see the appeal, it's almost like drinking a thin port. If that's how you like your wine, then you'll rave about it, if not then then maybe give it a miss...
YES! Unfair blind taste #2 and the french claret drinkers are @ it again: "So smooth, from SPAIN? How MUCH!"
YES! Now this is what I call easy drinking! A powerful punch that has no after taste and leaves you reaching to re-fill. Put away your wine glass and find yourself a shot glass. A little and often.
YES! If you are a Spanish wine drinker @ LW and you have not tried this yet. You are missing out.
Review 8 for El Campeador Reserva 2008
(July 27, 2013)
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I didn't think The El Campeador could be surpassed, but this reserva does just that. It's gorgeous, quaffable, smooth and almost too easy to drink. At 8.99 a bottle it beats some bottles i've paid over £20 in the past...if I could afford it I would have a cellar full of it. A+++
This certainly gives "Full Fifteen " a run for its money .A Wonderful fruity mouthful with a new world sweet finish.Eat with hearty food or just "DRINK IT" Wonderful stuff .Does anybody know how I can keep my wife away from it ?
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