Making your Marques


I had not come across this wine before but bought it as part of a mixed case of 6 from Majestic (you have to buy 6 bottles and I prefer to get an assortment rather than 6 of the same).

It’s a fairly classic Spanish Rioja from a good year and essentially did what it said on the bottle. I can’t remember how much it cost, but none of the bottles I bought exceeded £14, so it’s probably somewhere in that region. It made a change from some of the other wines which I know much better and enjoy more often.

Like many spanish wines it had a soft, round and complex flavour at a fraction of the price of a similar burgundy or bordeaux.