30 top Christmas wines under £20: Part 3

weekday wines november 2013, Viña Eguia Rioja Crianza Spain 2009
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Viña Eguia, Rioja Crianza, Spain 2009
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Eguia, which means ‘truth’ in the local Basque dialect, has been under the umbrella of Bodegas Muriel since 1910. Its crianza has an attention-grabbing nose of high-toned, lifted, spicy red fruits and wood. To taste it’s broad but focused, with a lightness of touch despite the concentration of creamy, brambly fruits.
Price £9.49 Majestic
Alc 13.5%