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Saturday, 20 October 2012

Beronia Dos Maderas Crianza 2008‏ - Rioja, Spain

Opened at work for an impromptu Wine Club, this Beronia Dos Maderas Crianza 2008 is a Rioja from Gonzalez Byass.

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/

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