Highly Rec­om­mended

90–94pts

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Quinta da Mu­radella, Mon­ter­rei 2012 92 PBT 94 SJE 92 CP 90 N/A UK

bodega@mu­radella.com

Beau­ti­fully evolved and still show­ing very well, with dis­creet yet en­tic­ing aro­mas lead­ing to a com­plex yet suave and del­i­cate palate of herbal-infused black cherry and cran­berry. A great, orig­i­nal wine. Drink 2017-2020

Alc 13%

Señorío de Ru­biós, Manuel d’Amaro Pe­dral, Rías Baixas 2015 92 PBT 93 SJE 93 CP 91

£14.90

Peter Watts

Re­strained and el­e­gant yet vivid and full of crisp, flo­ral-toned red berry fruit, with no sign of oak and all the bet­ter for it. Very long and per­sis­tent with a fresh At­lantic ex­pres­sion.

Drink 2017-2021 Alc 13%

At­tis Bodega & Viñe­dos, At­tis Pe­dral, Rías Baixas 2015 91 PBT 92 SJE 90 CP 90 N/A UK www.at­tis­byv.es

In­trigu­ing and ap­peal­ing, with wood­land, flo­ral and her­ba­ceous aro­mas lead­ing to a stoney, min­eral palate com­bin­ing with cho­co­late-edged cran­berry fruit, en­livened by bright and crunchy acid­ity. Full of char­ac­ter.

Drink 2017-2019 Alc 12.5%

Bodega Vi­das, Vides y Vi­nos As­turias, Cien Mon­tañas Car­rasquín, Can­gas 2015 91 PBT 93 SJE 90 CP 90 N/A UK www.bode­gavi­das.com

Se­duc­tive aro­mas of red plum and dam­son, a touch of sweet spice. Dark-fruited, earthy and savoury; ter­rific fresh­ness, un­forced sup­ple con­cen­tra­tion. Drink 2018-2019 Alc 13.5%

O Al­borexar No Ribeiro, Ribeiro 2015 91 PBT 91 SJE 91 CP 90 N/A UK

www.oal­borexarnoribeiro.com

Struc­tured and com­plex, smells and tastes like a baker’s shop: malt loaf aro­mas, Chelsea bun-like flavours with can­died, crisp red fruit and a leath­ery fin­ish. Long and gen­tly chewy, with real per­son­al­ity. Drink 2017-2020 Alc 13%

Zárate, Caiño Tinto, Rías Baixas 2015 91 PBT 94 SJE 90 CP 90

£33

In­digo Wine

Strik­ing cof­fee bean and cola aro­mas and flavours, along with good min­er­al­ity and oak-spice, length­ened by vi­brant, zesty acid­ity. Dis­tinc­tive, with age­ing po­ten­tial.

Drink 2017-2022 Alc 12%

Bode­gas It­sas­mendi, Ek­lipse, Bizkaiko Tx­akolina 2015 90 PBT 92 SJE 88 CP 90 £28.50 Al­liance

Pure Pinot nose un­veil­ing fresh black fruit flavours punc­tu­ated by a leafy, herbal, al­most minty edge. Re­ally in­ter­est­ing and orig­i­nal. Drink 2017-2020 Alc 13.5%

Fedel­los do Couto, Cortezada, Ribeira Sacra 2015 91 PBT 93 SJE 90 CP 89 £19.70 In­digo Wine, St An­drews Wine Co, Ten Green Bot­tles, Vict­ualler, Vin Cog­nito

Re­fined herbal, tomato-leaf, flo­ral aro­mas cede to a dark, con­cen­trated palate, a veg­e­tal el­e­ment part­ner­ing bright blue­berry and black cherry. In­di­vid­ual. Drink 2017-2022 Alc 12.5%

Ade­gas Aurea Lux, Preto de Leive, Ribeiro 2015 90 PBT 91 SJE 90 CP 90 N/A UK www.au­re­alux.com

Pol­ished and mod­ern, yet in a cheer­ful easy-drink­ing style, with a touch of toasty oak in­ter­spersed with red berry fruit and freshly baked pas­try flavours. Ex­pres­sive and sup­ple, with plenty of length. Drink 2017-2019 Alc 12.5%

Franck Mas­sard, Li­cis, Ribeira Sacra 2013 90 PBT 90 SJE 90 CP 90

£21

Car­ruthers & Kent, Exel, Great West­ern Wine

Be­guil­ing nose of mint cho­co­late ush­ers in flavours of black­ber­ries dipped in dark cho­co­late, along with notes of mint, thyme and a sea­son­ing of spicy oak. Hum­ble, orig­i­nal and very long. Drink 2017-2019 Alc 13%

Luis A Ro­driguez Vazquez, A Torna dos Pasás Es­colma, Ribeiro 2011 91 PBT 92 SJE 90 CP 91

£41

High­bury Vint­ners

With six years of age, this has re­ally set­tled into it­self, with an ex­quis­ite in­ter­play of tan­nin, reined-in acid­ity and ma­tur­ing yet still vivid black­berry fruit. Vi­brant, poised and highly en­joy­able. Drink 2017-2021 Alc 13%

Tolo do Xisto, Ribeira Sacra 2015 91 PBT 92 SJE 90 CP 90

£17

OW Loeb

A re­ally classic Mencía, pow­er­ful but re­fined and tightly grained, with flo­ral-toned dark fruit aro­mas open­ing out onto an ef­fu­sively herbal, plummy palate. Rounded, bright and drink­ing well. Drink 2017-2020 Alc 13.5%

Ai­lalá, Ribeiro 2015 90 PBT 90 SJE 90 CP 90 £12.60-£13.95 Exel, Great West­ern Wine

Densely aro­matic, over­flow­ing with dark fruit and a layer of spicy oak. Fleshy and fully flavoured on the palate, show­ing a mod­ern ap­proach with plenty of ex­trac­tion cou­pled with grippy tan­nins. Char­ac­ter­ful and chal­leng­ing. Drink 2017-2019 Alc 13.5%

José Manuel Ro­dríguez González, Décima, Ribeira Sacra 2016 90 PBT 88 SJE 91 CP 92 N/A UK +34 617 37 22 05

Big and char­ac­ter­ful, dense black fruit, notes of black pep­per and freshly dug earth, with keen acid­ity lift­ing the rich­ness. Ex­u­ber­ant yet held in check. Drink 2017-2020 Alc 13%

‘Here we have a whole range of red wines that will drink just beau­ti­fully if they are served from the fridge’ Chris­tine Parkin­son

Lar de Ri­cobao, Selec­ción do Val 10 Lu­nas, Ribeira Sacra 2013 90 PBT 88 SJE 91 CP 90 N/A UK www.larderi­cobao.com

Wear­ing its age well, a gen­er­ous and lively Men­cia blend with abun­dant black­berry fruit ex­panded by spicy oak, crisp acid­ity and a gen­tle lick of tan­nin. En­joy­able and com­plete. Drink 2017-2020 Alc 13%

Vía Arxén­tea, Mencía, Mon­ter­rei 2015 90 PBT 91 SJE 89 CP 89

£15.50-£16

Bur­ridges of Ar­ling­ton St, Carte du Vin, Dun­can Mur­ray, Flour­ish & Pros­per, Steeven­son Wines

Earthy and rus­tic but de­li­ciously orig­i­nal and un­pre­ten­tious, with free-flow­ing and fresh bram­bled fruit pro­pel­ling the palate to a bright and juicy fin­ish. Straight­for­ward and easy to ap­pre­ci­ate. Drink 2017-2018 Alc 13%

Viño de En­costas Xose Lois Se­bio, Super Héroe, Ribeiro 2015 90 PBT 90 SJE 91 CP 90 £35 Wood­Win­ters

Im­pres­sive, pow­er­ful style pol­ished by plenty of oak, but also with a gen­er­ous charge of un­der­ly­ing dark fruit and a note of tarry tan­nin adding com­plex­ity through to a long fin­ish. Drink 2017-2021 Alc 14%

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