Regular readers know that Iâ€™ve always positioned Rioja as the no-brainer, seductive red. And here is a quintessential example. So over-the-top that the experience is more suggestive of boudoir than the dinner table. Difficult to describe but lets try exotic perfumes mixed with the flavours of the finest cigars â€“ floating on silk. This is a great opportunity to experience the so-called â€˜higher-endâ€™ of Rioja. See if it seduces you. I know youâ€™ll end up buying a case. And thinking ahead, there is no better wines for winter fireside. And delighting family over the Holidays.
RIOJA BORDON 2007, Gran Reserva, Spain 428060 $24.90 ($21.90 till Sept 9)