Saturday, March 13, 2021

Viva España

I have a birthday soon...and my wish is that I cook for my family.
The kitchen is the food has to be easy to prepare...well...not easy...but space is restricted. Iberico Chops is the plan...and trying a few ways in advance.

Garlic, Thyme and Rosmarin is on the left...on the right Mustard and Paprika Powder. Have tried with Honey...but although it tastes good...not easy on the eye.
Pan Fry them...till they are nice and crispy looking...2 times 2 minutes should do it. Then 17 minutes in the oven...160 degrees...Circulating Air.

Marqués de Murrieta Castillo Ygay
Gran Reserva Especial 2010

This vintage is 85% Tempranillo and 15% Mazuelo, aged 24 months in American and French oak barriques. The former in American...the latter in French.
In 166 years...this is only the 53rd vintage. All the Castillo Ygay fruit comes from a single vineyard called La Plana...planted on a plateau 485 meters above sea level...the youngest vines here were planted in 1950.
Down to business...used the Coravin...but poured 3 hours before tasting.
A wonderful fragrant, enticing and complex wine.
Ruby violet colour. Nose throws up black fruits...aromas of truffle, balsamic, marzipan with airing.
Palate with finesse and elegant...this is not a sweet fruit blockbuster.
Silky and rich with currants and raspberries...and a fresh tart finish.
Points 18

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