A brilliant and clean ruby colour with intense and complex aromas with hints of ripe fruits, plums and savoury notes including toasted nuts. A very well balanced wine with a persistent finish. Food matches: Roasts, grilled meats, legumes and medium and strong cheeses.... more »
The French oak used to age this Castillo Labastida Rioja Madurado imparts a toasted vanilla, chocolate aromas and touches of coffee but the entire bouquet is very well balanced, highlighting liquorice and red fruits on top of a bed of spices.... more »
"Made with very old vines of the Tempranillo variety - this wine displays aromas, flavours and textures of plush black and blue fruits reminding me of ripe blackcurrant and black cherry the most; sweet meats with a chorizo moment then some hints of oak with dark spices and ans touch of licorice r... more »
Pencil shavings filter throughout this denser, riper Rioja Reserva, with bigger sweet tobacco smoke clouding the view of the dark cherry cordial core. Black plum, blackberry jam, medicinal cherry is spread thick on the palate, with dense tannins shouldering this all in to a balsamic finish. Feels... more »
Tempranillo is splashed with garnacha and graciano in this youthful Rioja. Juicy red currant, cherry and plum has an abundance of joyful florals and a modicum of tannic grip, perfectly placed to frame the sun-warmed fruit. A dusting of peppery spicing closes out the finish. This spends 18 months ... more »
Its short aging, 3-4 months in new barrels, gives this wine complexity, accompanying red fruits and liquorice aromas typical of the variety. A tasty wine, rich in fruity tastes with a sweet tannin structure.
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A modern, vibrant, unoaked Tempranillo. Oozing with red fruits, fresh cherries and plums with hints of spicy complexity. Soft and easy to drink with approachable ripe fruit yet well-structured. A great entry level Rioja.... more »