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Confirming the quality of the 2004 vintage once again, this is a good quality, and at the price, good value Rioja. Deep ruby colour …

Not a renowned vintage for Noval, as they were going through a lean period, pre-AXA, and this is starting to show its age. Nevertheless, …

Got lazy when the label was being difficult – who knew that leaving it to rot for a couple of weeks would solve the …

A great birthday gift from Tina, that I used to Christen SJ awesome present of a spangly Riedel decanter. And a wholly-appropriate wine with …

What a cracking way to finish Tony’s stag party dinner at Greig’s Grill. It is such a shame that they served this in old-school …

So we closed-out the Optimor dining challenge with this, which, although a great year for Port, I figured would be fully mature (less good …

Wine of the night with my cousins. Relatively pale garnet core, with a ruby / tawny rim. Attractive nose – fairly intense soft red …

A gift from a part-colleague, from Valdepeñas (she is, as is the wine). Given to me as an intro to the wines of the …

Marqués de Riscal is a long-established, prominent bodega in the Rioja Alavesa village of Elciego, 20 minutes’ drive West of Logroño. At 5m bottles …

La Rioja Alta, established in Haro in 1890, is certainly one of the major players in high quality, traditionally-styled Rioja. In their top pair …