24 great-value Riojas between £8-£20
Covila, Gran Reserva 2004
Decanter average score: 17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Pedro Ballesteros MW 17 Ben Henshaw 17.5 Annette Scarfe MW 18.5
Attractive, juicy acidity with sweet and sour notes. Beautiful aromas of soft ripe cherry, vanilla cream and buttered toast. Nice expression and great persistence. Still youthful and attractive with juicy redcurrants, blueberries and smooth spice.
Price £17–£18.50 Arkells, Castang, Celos, Harveys of Lewes, Wine in Cornwall, Wine Raks