Izadi Rioja Blanco 2013, Spain

This grew on me…

Izadi Rioja Blanco 2013, Spain (£14.99 Eton Vintners, New Forest Wines, Charlie Crown, Grape & Grind, The Cellar at Clevedon, Bentley’s Wine Merchants, Loki, Aitken Wines, Lockett Bros, The Fine Wine Company, Winedirect.co.uk, Thedrinkshop.com, Slurp.co.uk)
A wine that’s as much about texture as flavour. There’s not much obvious fruit, but there’s an almost SB-like crispness and herbiness, given richness and a floral honeyed character by a dollop of Malvasia, and some soft smoky notes from oak ageing. S-

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