Today I bring you a delicious red wine from the Rioja wine region in Spain. Purchased from Tesco for £6 down from £12.
Described by Tesco as:
“Richly flavoured and spicy, this classic Rioja combines ripe plum and dried fruit characters with cinnamon and vanilla.”
Wine: Castillo de San Lorenzo Rioja Reserva, 2007
Grape: Graciano and Tempranillo
Vineyard: Criadores, Spain
Impressions: This is a very smooth deep red wine. Lightly dry, with little to no tannin. Soft fruit notes hit your mouth right away, with a sweeter raisin in the foreground followed by a deep grape. Notes of vanilla and caramel hide in the background. Cinnamon finish. Medium body.
Score: 8.75 / 10 (Very Excellent to Ambrosia)
Verdict: I really enjoyed this wine. Again, falls into the easy drinking category. I’m partial to wines that fall in the dry zone with a hint of sweetness (found in the caramel and vanilla notes). The initial flavour in the mouth is excellent, and the finishing notes are excellent. Smooth, medium bodied, and well worth a try at either price. Bargain. Buy one.