Top Riojas through the ages

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Sarah Jane Evans MW explores the stylistic evolution of Rioja and suggests the best wines to look out for and buy from vintages spanning the last two decades...
Rioja, Vina Real Reserva
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Viña Real, Reserva 2006

Viña Real, Reserva 2006
Silky, supple, medium-bodied, velvety, full of typical Rioja perfumes, with fine oak, ripe fruit. In the CVNE group – a modern barrel-shaped winery just inside the Alavesa boundary. 100% Tempranillo. Also look out for the 2006 Gran Reserva, which just slightly more expensive. 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Price £15–£19 Berry Bros & Rudd, Eton Vintners, Fine & Rare, Harrods, Majestic, The Wine Society
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 13.5%

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