Vina Rocabo Rioja 2009

SPAIN 13% ODDBINS Plastic Cork (Buyers Choice case of 6 mixed) £5.99 Buy 6 for only£4.79 each -
Posted 11th April 2011        

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  • 13%
  • Plastic Cork
  • (Buyers Choice case of 6 mixed)
  • £5.99
  • Buy 6 for only£4.79 each – Save 20% Mixable
  • Drink within 2 years of harvest

As a Spanish Rioja drinker I was excited about trying this Vina Rocabo.

As the bottle suggested, I in popped it in the fridge for half an hour to slightly chill, a new way to drink my favourite red wine ! ( I have only come across this once before in France).

On opening the bottle and pouring my glass full, the colour was a beautiful ruby red colour and on taking a deep ‘sniff’ there was a fine aroma of several layers of juicy dark fruitiness.

Yum, yum, yum I thought and on tasting I was not disappointed, because the flavour was bursting with berries – but I did actually prefer it as it warmed up slightly perhaps because this is how I usually drink it.

I would say that the creaminess factor was half fat in this wine not full fat !

This wine is unoaked and in the Joven style which translates as ‘young’.

A good value Spanish wine made from 100% tempranillo grapes. The label was of a typical Spanish style and quite appealing;  it conjured up images of lazy sun soaked evenings eating Tapas whilst holidaying on the Costa’s of Spain. Rioja Alavesa is an area with a particular microclimate that makes superb unique wines which seem to delight the palate with a smoothness.

For quaffability I will give this a 7.5 out of 10.


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Meet the Author:
Julie & Neil Swift
This wine was reviewed by Julie and Neil Swift, both 51 years of age, and we have just had our first grandchild Zak. We live in the beautiful Peak District. Julie is the main wine taster as she was the daughter of a publican, learning to appreciate good wines from an early age. Neil has worked in the same place as a Lab Technician for the past 35 years, he was a football referee but now spends his Saturdays assessing referees. We are a very sociable couple who enjoy hosting and going to parties (most weekends!). My how time and taste buds have moved on from the Liebfraumilch days, although we believe it is making a comeback. Julie has collected menus and recipes from the 1970’s to the present day, the price of a bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio was £3.40 in 1978 in Topo Gigios restaurant in London.