Torres has been making this fortified Muscat since 1946. Heady aromas of orange marmalade, citrus peel, honey-drenched flowers and spice inundate the senses. Sweet, rich and soothing. Excellent value!
Old-school Rioja all the way with dried fruit, leather, tomato paste, herbs, cedar and cured meats. Mid-weight, fresh acid and easy-going tannins complete the package. Lamb skewers would be perfect!
A real bargain here. Deep ruby colour. Spicy-cedary, black raspberry nose. Medium-bodied and dry with a floral note. Inky and fruity with a firm tannic finish.
Stellar value, especially if you like modern and hefty reds. An opaque, purple-tinged colour leads into a bouquet of blackberry, crème de cassis, spice and cocoa. Excellent length with tannins to either drink or age. Grill up some steak and go to town.
Full ruby, purple reflections. Clean and fresh fruity nose, with a little oak and a floral grace note. Tight on the palate, with tender, chunky tannins and fleshy fruit. Nice fresh taste overall. Clean, pure finish. Excellent now.
Medium ruby, purple rim. Notes of garrigue come out first, followed by a floral/animal touch and delicate red fruit notes; not much oak. Stupendous finesse on the palate, the delicate powdery and tight tannins are very refined. Fruit is pure and precise with great distinction. From a 1.9ha single vineyard and made by a rising star of the Rioja, this is extremely refined and seductive, not powerful or meant to dumb your tasting buds. An achievement in winemaking.
Potent and dense, reflective of the sun-baked and wild Castilla y Leon region. The Tempranillo here is planted on sandy soils in Zamora's El Pego and Villanueva de Campean, fermented in stainless and aged in French oak for 6 months. Smoked blue and black fruit, thorns, black liquorice, dark florals, cola and sap are drawn by sticky, thick tannins to a hot, shorter finish. There's a lot stuffed into this rustic wine, requiring richer grilled meats to match.