Tag: Reserva

The New Rioja

Andrew Polmear writes for the love of wine . . . I’VE ALWAYS LOVED Rioja. It seems to me to be the best of both worlds: plenty of power, with its dark fruit, even liquorice flavour; but also capable of depth, complexity, even elegance. Not everyone thinks so […]

Is Oak OK?

“Ah oak!” says the wine professional as she sips. Is she complimenting or criticising the wine? It could be either. At its worst, oak can be used to add flavour to an otherwise insipid wine. Oak chippings in a sack are dipped into the maturing wine like a […]