24 great-value Riojas between £8-£20
Paternina, Banda Roja, Reserva 2007
Decanter average score: 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Pedro Ballesteros MW 16 Ben Henshaw 18 Annette Scarfe MW 17
Classic, developed aromas of toasted nuts, dried fruit and spices. Juicy fruit and fresh acidity, this is drinking well now with dark plums and ripe tannins, leading to a finish decorated with coffee and spice.
Price £12.99–£13.99 Cambridge Wine Merchants, Harrods, Oxford Wine Co, SH Jones, Wine Importers Edinburgh