Valenciso Rioja Reserva, Spain
An understated and elegant wine from the Rioja Alta. This vintage is beautifully crafted and far from ostentatious, blending the best of tradition with fine modern practice.
It has a deep garnet colour. The nose opens up with ripe blackberries, roast meats, licorice and some spice. It is really soft with a depth of flavour and the classic combination of ripe red berry fruit, cedary oak and smooth, fine tannins. Very elegant, subtle and classically structured.
A great accompaniment to red meats, strong cheeses and game.