2012 – Rioja – 75 – Rioja
Rioja Vega is one of the oldest wineries in this famous region, and the only estate that is allowed to use the word ‘Rioja’ in its name. Their Reserva 2012 is a perfect wine for occasions. Here two years American oak barrel ageing is used, with 5% of the wine in French oak, followed by a minimum of twelve months’ bottle ageing prior to release. This is beautifully balanced and extraordinarily well put together.