Rioja Reserva, Torre de Ona 2012
A very fine, mature Rioja Reserva from renowned La Rioja Alta's more recently acquired estate in Rioja Alavesa. This is predominantly hand-harvested Tempranillo from four vineyards on clay-limestone soils surrounding the winery, with just a touch of Mazuelo. Ageing is for 18 months (40% in new French oak), resulting in a sleek, concentrated wine with dark, supple fruit and notes of soft spice, licorice and pepper, and a touch of vanilla on the finish with some fine tannins.
Rioja Alavesa, Spain