Sarah Jane Evans MW gives her tasting notes and drinking window for Viña Real.
Silky, supple, medium-bodied, velvety, full of typical Rioja perfumes, with fine oak, ripe fruit. In the CVNE group – a modern barrel-shaped winery just inside the Alavesa boundary. 100% Tempranillo. Also look out for the 2006 Gran Reserva, which just slightly more expensive.
Price £15–£19 Berry Bros & Rudd, Eton Vintners, Fine & Rare, Harrods, Majestic, The Wine Society