A truly outstanding Rioja from an internationally-renowned winemaker who uses her global experience to blend classic Spanish grapes and techniques with the very best from around the world.After working vineyards in – deep breath – Margaux, Pomerol, Tuscany, Napa, Mendoza and Marlborough (we had to miss a few out!) Bárbara Palacios returned to conquer her native Rioja In her superb vineyard she grows Spain’s silky, red-fruited hero grape, Tempranillo, next to dark, richer, Merlot – every bit as good as that which she tended in PomerolCareful barrel ageing allows her exemplary fruit to shine, whilst imbuing it with structure and spice. A full-bodied, modern Rioja worthy of the dining table. Concentrated blackcurrant, damson and plum from the off. A little black cherry compote before nuances of cedar, vanilla and toast creep in. Excellent structure; this is one for roast lamb, or for squirreling away … if you can bear to wait
"Superb Rioja with five years’ maturity"
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