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    Finca Vidales Rioja Reserva

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Tasting Notes Intense dark ruby in colour, ripe red and black cherry notes come through on the palate with hints of vanilla and cocoa. Velvety tannins give a rich mouthfeel and a long-lasting finish.

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    Reserve Rioja 2017 El Meson

    Written by Helen Wilson

    A deep cherry colour with complex aromas. This is a pure and versatile food wine with rich black fruit underpinned by subtle vanilla. Enjoy with red meat dishes, grilled or stewed, cured or half-cured cheeses are also great companions.

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    Rioja Blanco ‘Tobelos’ 2020/21 – Bodegas La Encina

    Written by bluestone0924

    Straw yellow colour with greenish glares. Good intensity of clean ripe citrus fruit, pleasant toasty oak and smoked notes. Dry, light with balanced fruit and wood assemblage, broadening out on the palate and leaving a lingering refreshing taste of toasty ripe fruit notes and citrus hints.

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    Rioja Blanco 2021 Palacio de Otoño

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Tasting Notes Bright and pale with aromas of crisp green apple, pear and lemon. Background notes of peach and slight nutty character. A well balanced wine with a good finish. Food Pairing A good aperitif and also with grilled fish and seafood.

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    Rioja Blanco 2021/22 El Meson

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Clean and bright, with a pale yellow colour with green hues. Good intensity on the nose, with tropical fruit and citrus flavours. On the palate, fresh and round, balanced with a good acidity, and fresh fruit aromas. A great match to a creamy mushroom risotto.

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    Rioja Bodegas Urbina Crianza

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Tasting Notes Good intensity. Dominated by tertiary notes, with a predominance of memories of American oak. Coconuts, vanilla and spices reminiscent of white pepper. The fruit appears elegant and clearly shaped red fruit, cherry, ripe accompanied by lactic memories, complexity, and balanc...

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    Rioja Crianza 2019 Palacio de Otoño

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Tasting Note: Complex aromas of ripe blackberries and gentle smoky red berries. Incredible concentration and depth on the palate with soft bramble fruits supported by underlying notes of earthy spice and vanilla.

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    Rioja Crianza 2020 Bodegas Covila

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Tasting Notes Very elegant wine, modern with matured fruit notes well blended with some vanilla and cacao hints from its oak ageing. Once in mouth it is tasty, Wide and powerful, with an attractive touch of cacao. Food Pairings Appetisers, wild mushrooms, legumes, meat, oily fish and cheese

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    Rioja Gran Reserva 2004 – Bodegas Urbina

    Written by bluestone0924

    Dark ruby red with amber glints, very pronounced, seductive figs, apricots, nuts, savoury vanilla oak bouquet. Voluptuous, sweet middle palate with delicious, concentrated ripe berry, mature fruit broadening out. Wonderful length, classy and complex wine.

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    Rioja Reserva Especial 2006 – Bodegas Urbina

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Dark ruby ​​colour, with some garnet towards the rim. Medium intensity nose, of great finesse where the black cherry fruit appears, perfectly assembled with oak wood, complex aroma with mineral notes, truffle and spices. Nicely rounded, the wine shows harmony and balance. On the palate...

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    Rioja Seleccion 2000 – Bodegas Urbina

    Written by bluestone0924

    Classified as Crianza. Intense, dark ruby red, very concentrated nose of berries, damsons, and figs, full-bodied, rich fruit cake and savoury vanilla flavours on the palate, well-structured, mellow, firm tannins with the fine elegance of the Urbina marque.

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    Rioja Tinto 2020 Palacio de Otoño

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Intense cherry red in colour with red fruit and warming spiced notes and cocoa on the nose. On the palate, the tinto is ripe and fruity with raspberries and violets.

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