24 great-value Riojas between £8-£20
Ontañón, Gran Reserva 2001
Decanter average score: 17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Pedro Ballesteros MW 18 Ben Henshaw 17.5 Annette Scarfe MW 18
Toasty aromas are repeated on the palate alongside delicious soft and ripe strawberry fruit. Delicate tannins, refreshing acidity. Warm and powerful like a Châteauneuf-du-Pape but with a leaner finish.
Price £20 All About Wine, Best Cellars, D Byrne & Co, Flagship Wines, Hangingditch, John Hattersley, Park Vintners, WoodWinters