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More Rioja tasting notes
2 Nov 2007 by Julia Harding MW
These notes on a collection of Riojas that are relatively easy to find in the UK supplement those published earlier this week on the wines of Marqués de Riscal , Benjamin Romeo and Abel Mendoza Monge . Most of these wines are also available elsewhere, notably the US, though the price per bottle and stockists given below are for the UK. The consejo regulador of Rioja, its regulatory council, always gives a very general rating for each new vintage and so far in this century they have rated 2001, 2004 and 2005 particularly highly (though their rating scale seems to take 'good' as the lowest level!). However, the...

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