- Plastic Cork
- (Buyers Choice case of 6 mixed)
- 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.