Top Riojas through the ages

Rioja, Bodegas Bilbainas Vina Pomal
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Bodegas Bilbainas, Viña Pomal Centenario Reserva 2008
This is one of those historic Rioja brands that has been having a well-deserved wash-and-brush up. In Rioja terms this particularly means renewing the oak barrels, as well as work in the vineyard. The good work is beginning to show – in a modern style with ripe bold fruit and a rich cherry character, underlaid with spicy, tarry oak. Good value. 16.5pts/20 (88/100pts)
Price £13–£15 Amps Fine Wine, Majestic, Noel Young, Quaff Wine, Tesco
Drink 2013–2015
Alc 14%