Wine of the Week: 2005 Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva

    Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out. My Wine Of The Week is the 2005 Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva. The Winery Herederos de Marqués de Riscal, founded in 1858, is one of the oldest wineries in Rioja.

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    Izadi Rioja Blanco 2013, Spain

    This grew on me… Izadi Rioja Blanco 2013, Spain (£14.99 Eton Vintners, New Forest Wines, Charlie Crown, Grape & Grind, The Cellar at Clevedon, Bentley’s Wine Merchants, Loki, Aitken Wines, Lockett Bros, The Fine Wine Company, ...

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      Taron Cepas Centenarias Rioja 2010

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      Rioja and Napoleon Dynamite

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      Some highlights from the Waitrose Press Tasting

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      Taron Cepas Centenarias Rioja 2010

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      Orben Rioja 2009, Spain

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      The Case of Wine

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      Morum Rioja Crianza 2010

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