Joya del Rio Toro 2015, Spain (£8.99 Laithwaites) The gentle kick of alcohol, the generous dark plummy berry and blackcurrant flavour and the slight note of damson skin tells you that this comes from a warm climate, but it’s never too loud and pushy, and there’s a fresh edge to […]

Joya del Rio Toro 2015, Spain

Viña Real Rioja Reserva 2010, Spain (£18.45 Hailsham Cellars, Clifton Cellars, Planet of the Grapes) Rich and knowing style of wine, battle-scarred, but still very much alive, with meaty red berry and plum flavours, and spicy orange peel notes on the finish. Very tasty, and still on the young side. […]

Tempranillo from Rioja and Toro

‘Flor de Vetus’ Toro 2010, Spain (~£13.99 Liberty Wines) Bold but fragrant young wine, with bags of dusty dark blackcurrant, blackberry and loganberry fruit given interest by perfumed/spicy vanilla notes, a light toasty edge and a sappy, happy finish. Richly flavoured, but retains some freshness. S- Emina Pasión Ribera del […]

Wine Tasting Video: Tempranillo from Toro & Ribera del Duero