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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Viña Labarta 2008, Rioja - Laithwaites

I'm not sure this Laithwaites wine quite matches up to its website billing as "Seriously deep and indulgent " - it is after all a basic Rioja with just 6 months in oak (no Riserva or Gran Riserva tag here).

That said, it has a good, typical nose of sweet vanilla and redcurrants, some complex cherry, spice and eucalyptus on the palate, a very smooth and rounded texture, good balanced finish and nice length.

Well-made and enjoyable, it's suitable for family Sunday lunches or a cheeky mid-week quaff, albeit not great value.

£7.99 (plus delivery) from Laithwaites.

Links

Laithwaites - http://www.laithwaites.co.uk/

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