Sarah Jane Evans MW gives her tasting notes and drinking window for Benjamin Romeo.
Romeo was winemaker at Artadi for years before setting up on his own. He has a high-scoring, rockstar reputation, but is dedicated to old-vine Tempranillo and Tempranillo Peludo (meaning ‘hairy’). Contador, the top wine, is 86% Tempranillo and 14% Garnacha, aged for 18 months in new French oak. Unexpectedly elegant, with a superbly complex palate of black fruit, sweet spice and espresso.
Price £222–£275 Corney & Barrow, Handford, Hedonism, Turville Valley Wines