Abel Mendoza, Grano a Grano Graciano, Rioja, Spain 2012
Even Abel Mendoza, one of Rioja’s best viticulturists, finds Graciano tricky to grow and vinify. This is certainly not short of gutsy tannins, with plum and blackcurrant fruit, plenty of oak and depth, and tangy, palate-cleansing acidity. Another wine to tuck away.
Price: UK – £31.16-£49.99 Alliance Wine, Hard to Fine Wines, Spaniche, Vin Cognito, Vinissimus. N/A US.
Taster: Tim Atkin MW