24 great-value Riojas between £8-£20
Asda, Extra Special, Marques del Norte, Reserva 2008
Decanter average score: 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Pedro Ballesteros MW 16 Ben Henshaw 17 Annette Scarfe MW 18
Nose opens up nicely with air, showing delicate red fruits and fresh minerals. Firm structure with savoury, mineral undertones, plus sage and minty notes. Needs time to integrate further but is long and complex.
Price £7.75 Asda