Berberana was founded in 1877 and this Spanish family is well known for its Riojas. (Rioja is my own personal favourite Red wine).
Dragon Tempranillo has to be my favourite of the red wines that we tasted from this case, it comes from the Tierra de Castilla which translates as “from the land of castles”.
The oakiness which comes from being aged for 6 months in American Oak casks is a sheer delight on the tongue, followed by vanilla and a hit of rich red fruits.
I really like this wine, it’s silky, easy to drink yet lushly textured with a hint of spice so I give it a healthy 7/10.
It came in a mixed case from Majestic but it is one of those wines that I would have been happy with a whole case of, keeping some in reserve for a rainy day.
A fine wine to drink with enjoyment, low on acidity but having plump tannins and it comes from the tempranillo grape giving it a dark rich red colour. This wine has 2 years of bottle age and when I opened it there was a real pleasant scent of red fruits. Drinking it is like eating berries and ice-cream (Vanilla of course!).
This bottle has an appealing label with a Dragon emblem reflecting the name of the wine with a hint of the Dragon’s fire.
An extremely uncomplicated quaffable wine, my recommendation would be with Sunday roast or a good steak from the BBQ.