This is a keeper. Dense purple-black in colour, emitting aromas of black olives, bitter chocolate and plums. Full-bodied and tight at the moment, it promises to be a magnificent wine with its deep, black-fruit flavours and tannic lift on the finish.
Clear deep plum-red. Aromas of blackberry, fig, coffee and vanilla from the American oak. Medium-bodied. Despite its age, the fruit is still fresh-tasting, showing prune, cherry and raisin flavours, but this should be drunk soon, preferably with rustic lamb sausage flavoured with garlic and lemon oil. Great value.
A fresh white blend of Viura with a touch of Malvasia. Lemon yellow in colour with an oaky, spicy, stone-fruit nose. Full-bodied, waxy, white peach, pear and citrus flavours. Good value.
One of the best rosés currently on the market. It's a blend of 3 classic Spanish varieties: Tempranillo, Garnacha and the white Viura. Pale salmon in colour, it has a cherry and cherry-pit nose, beautifully perfumed, dry and easy-drinking.
A Basque country favourite made from the Hondarrabi Zuri grape. A beautiful nose of lemon-lime, minerals and a lovely herbal note. Slight spritz on the palate with an explosion of citrus and stony minerality and a bright and breezy feel on the palate. Serve with all manner of seafood and all day long on the dock or by the pool.
This 100% Tempranillo from Spain’s Rioja region shows a lovely nose of plums, currants, cherries and toasted spice notes. It’s juicy on the palate with a range of currants, cherries and plums with earthy-spicy-vanilla undertones all lifted by bright acidity. Good-value wine.
This Rioja is a nicely aged Tempranillo blend that’s drinking perfectly right now. It has a nose of dark fruits, mineral and rousing spices. It’s soft and rounded on the palate with perfectly integrated spices to go with a range of meaty dark fruits.