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Not a big-name Rioja in UK at all, but bought in Madrid airport on the recommendation of the “Guia Penin”, the Spanish equivalent of …

I had drunk this a couple of times before so had to get some when in Banyoles. Served in 2004 with lots of Italian …

Technically not the same as PX from Jerez, but actually very similar in texture, compared with Malaga for example – this one’s from Montilla-Moriles …

Bought in Spain, using my new copy of the Guia Penin – a cross between the detail of the Guide Hachette des Vins for …

Surprising lack of depth / concentration for a 1996 Rioja. Especially for a Reserva. Nevertheless quite enjoyable. Garnet colour. Slightly toasty notes over cassis …

At last! A wine cracked open for relaxation, and an enjoyable one without qualification! Aromas of black cherry and fresh red peppers, with carefully-matched …

Label on this disintegrated totally no matter what tricks I used to remove it! But the label was cool enough and the wine interesting …

High clarity, mid-garnet colour, with the first hints of brick at the edge. Toasty, balanced oak over intense, “focused” dark fruit (prune?) aromas – …

A random purchase in Banyoles 2002. A “quite” bottle – quite pleasant, quite full-bodied, quite drinkable. Classic deep garnet colour. Strongly oaked aromas which …

Well blended dark fruit and oak. Garnet red colour tinged with brown. Blackcurrant fruit blends with chocolatey aromas. Still plenty of tannin, suggesting would …