Fantastic young Rioja from one of Spain's greatest producers. Medium bodied, concentrated fruit but balanced and not cloying at all. This is a fresh, elegant, modern style of Rioja - no gold hair net on this bottle!
This wine is made by Alvaro Palacios he is regarded as one of the very best winemakers in Spain. He has his own vineyards in Priorat, near Barcelona, his main wine sells for about £600. This Rioja is his father's estate, but Alvaro makes the wine. It’s a modern style of Rioja which focuses on fresh, fruit driven flavours, which isn’t heavily oaked. The funky label represents all the colours you see in the vineyard.
The fruit is sourced from 5 different vineyards, mostly in Ebenezer and Greenock with some from the Western Ridge of the Barossa.
It’s a really typical Magpie red with lovely varietal fruit, black and red cherry, plum, spice and oak on the nose. It’s rich and opulent with ripe black cherry fruits to the fore, plum and cassis too. It has a savoury core, spice and liquorice and vanillan oak. Tannins are ripe but present and this big mouthful will drink well over the next 5-8 years.
Intensity is the name of the game, this delicious Shiraz from Australia’s Barossa valley bursts with black fruits, full bodied and rich there’s a lashing of black pepper, cinnamon and star anise. Intense meat dishes are the name of the game. Short-rib, Ox Cheeks or Smoked Brisket, big flavours for a big wine.
Made by using a carefully selected blend of new and older ‘reserve’ wine from their 1er cru Vineyards. With a great rip citrus backbone and a core of toasty, biscuit, honeyed stone fruits and soft baked apple. The mousse is lovely and soft, delicate bubbles and good length on the finish. The wine was vinified in oak barrels. The Edouard Brun range offer such great value.