Ribera del Duero


Dominio Basconcillos Ribera del Duero Roble 2013, Spain (£13.50 Vintage Roots) Greetings Basconcillos Ribera del Duero 2013, how are things? Things are dandy, I’ve just been released from my bottle and I’m feeling good. You certainly bound out of it, with boisterous vanilla, blackcurrant and blackberry flavours, what is it that […]

Interview with a wine: Basconcillos Ribera del Duero 2013, Spain


Miguel Torres Santa Digna Estelado Rosé Sparkling NV, Secano Interior*, Chile (£14.49 Cambridge Wines, Telford Wines, The Wine Store, Windermere Wine Stores, Roberts & Speight) Crisp, gentle style, with plenty of fresh strawberry flavour and a lightly dusty, even sandy edge to the finish. (B+) Miguel Torres Reserva de Pueblo […]

Talking Pais with Miguel Torres Jr


Sometimes Ribera del Duero can be a bit too big for its boots, but these three were very good. Joven de Silos Ribera del Duero 2012, Spain (£11 Oddbins) Has a youthful juicy crunchiness, with appealing flavours of berries, blackcurrants, violets a gloss of vanilla and a vibrant finish. S- […]

Three reds from Ribera del Duero



Torres Celeste Ribera del Duero Crianza 2010 (£13.49 Cambridge Wines, Fenwicks, Grape Sense, Hailsham Cellars, Morrison’s Cellar, Robert & Speight, Wilks & Co, vintagemarque.com) Boisterous young wine, with meaty berry, bramble, plum and damson-skin flavours, plenty of warm earthiness and a spicy note, partly from fruit, and partly from oak […]

Wine Tasting Video: Rioja & Ribera del Duero


Beronia Colección Rioja Tempranillo 2010 (£11.99 Ocado) Young, fresh style, bouncy but not too brash, with an herby/spicy tinge to its slightly earthy orange peel and red berry flavours, and touches of coffee and chocolate too – just let down by slightly forceful smoky-bacon-y oak. B+ The Society’s Rioja Crianza […]

Wine Tasting Video: Tempranillo from Rioja, Ribera del Duero & ...