Close to being a classic at the price and after a day or two with the cork out a beautiful Rioja.
First impressions are of a wine with too much going on. Packed to bursting with flavour, the fruit and tannins are overpowering on first opening.
It was a better wine the next day and even better the day after that. Great with red meats and rich pasta and – if you can wait a couple of days – delicious on its own.