Aster, Crianza, Ribera del Duero 2012
This red, made using 100% Tempranillo (known locally as Tinta del País), offers up black cherry fruit with some gentle spices. Soft and luxurious in texture, this is such a different style to the Tempranillo of Rioja fame as there is more density and more focus on dark fruit flavours. This Crianza has seen some age in oak but the emphasis is still on freshness and drinkability.
Taster: James Button