Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Rioja bargain

2012 Mas de Victor Rioja Graciano, Spain
This is down £3 to £5.99 until 29 April and is well worth snapping up, not least because it's an opportunity to try one of Rioja's minority grapes on its own, the aromatic Graciano. It's essentially a young wine, but a few months in French barrels have added some nutty oak and a bit of depth and polish to the spicy, sweet berry fruit. Gentle tannins and some appetising acidity bring it to a neat finish. 13.5%. 88/100.
£5.99, Sainsbury's