Rioja can proudly claim that its wines, both red and white, have the ability to age.
For more than a century, the region has mastered the art of long ageing, releasing wines when they are ready to drink, the tannins tamed, the aromas displaying a wide array of nuances.
Legendary 20th-century vintages include 1948, 1952, 1955, 1964, 1982, 1994 and 1995.
Rioja wines ready to drink now:
The following are a selection of wines tasted by our experts in the past year from vintages that are ready for drinking now.