Bodegas Riojanas, Monte Real Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2009
Based in Rioja Alta, Riojanas controls more than 300ha. This 100% Tempranillo is aged for 24 to 30 months in American oak, offering well-integrated sweet vanilla, spice and toasty notes. The palate is full-bodied and structured, supported by plum and cherry fruit and smooth tannins.
Price: UK – £11.99 Adnams. US – $23.99 Heights Chateau*
Taster: Christelle Guibert
*US stockist information from Wine-Searcher.com