Marks & Spencer, Classics No21, Lomas del Marquès, Rioja Reserva, Spain 2014
(at Waterside House, London W2, 16 Sep 2020)
Drinking Window: 2020 - 2023
The best buy from M&S's recent showcase, this is part of the new 34-strong Classics range which retails at £7 to £12. Whereas other similarly priced supermarket Riojas are all dry oak and cloying vanilla with no fresh fruit, this unforced, elegant Reserva shows great balance between juicy berries, creamy caramel oak, dusty tannins and vibrant acidity. You can even get it in a magnum for £17 – cracking value!
Marks & Spencer
Classics No21, Lomas del Marquès Rioja Reserva
90% Tempranillo / Tinto Fino