30 top Christmas wines under £20: Part 3

weekday wines november 2013, Viña Real Rioja Reserva Spain 2006
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Viña Real, Rioja Reserva, Spain 2006
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Aged in both French and US oak, this has presence and harnessed power, but poise and polish as well, with cherry and blackberry aromas partnered by a savoury extract hint, and flavours that dovetail red and dark fruits plus lifted oak spice.
Price £17.49 Berry Bros & Rudd, D Byrne & Co, Harrods, Majestic, The Wine Society, Wimbledon Wine Cellar
Alc 13.5%