2006 Tesco, Vina Mara Tempranillo, Rioja
|Origin:||Spain, North-Eastern, La Rioja|
|Date tasted:||25 November 2011|
|Price when tasted:||£6.99|
Woody, cranberry leather nose, dusting of chocolate. Has that attrractive high-toned Rioja aspect. Very drinkable and pleasing but not overly punchy. Nice development, attarctivive, creamy with ripe rasberry, enjoyable. High acidity, elegant structure, nice development, ripe fruit with some creaminess from oak, well-balanced, good with food. Nice development too. 16/20.
(Bronze) Vibrant and youthful with red fruit and some sweet wood tannins. Very elegant.