It undergoes two different oaking regimes - French for smoothness and American for spiciness. Apparently.
In the glass it is a deep cherry colour with some paleness around the rim.
On the nose there is dark berry fruit, vanilla spice and liquorice with lots of earthy, truffley-musky aromas.
On the palate, there is ripe dark cherry fruit, lively acidity and good savoury depth with a soft, full and supple texture.
Well-integrated tannins on the finish.
Overall, very pleasant indeed - more of a fun crowd-pleaser than a serious classic.
Match with roast lamb and roasted root vegetables - or a simple plate of salamis with bread and olive oil.
£9.99 from Ocado; provided for review.
Anthony Rose recommends an earlier vintage of this wine here.
Bodegas Beronia - http://www.beronia.es/
Gonzalez Byass - http://www.gonzalezbyass.com/
Ocado - http://www.ocado.com/