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Tempranillo Wines

With an aroma that lies halfway between a saddlery and a pouch of fresh tobacco, with a few ripe figs thrown in to boot, Tempranillo is a man’s man and no mistakin’. It’s a bit of a lone wolf, but when it’s in Rioja it does spend a lot of time with admirers, such as the richer, fruitier Grenache. When these two get together, they really make waves, but the true nature of their romance has only become clear in recent years as, previously, they were overshadowed by that most dominant of characters, oak. When it’s not in Rioja, Tempranillo hangs loose in the Australia, California and Argentina.

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  • Bodegas Aster Ribera del Duero Crianza 2013 Spanish Red Wine

    Bodegas Aster Ribera del Duero Crianza 2013

    £19.00

    £19.00

    One of those red wines that is so good it is likely to instantly convert many into lifelong devotees of Spanish wine. Th...
  • Casa Lluch Tempranillo Red Wine

    Casa Lluch Tempranillo 2015

    £9.50

    £9.50

    With its label's 'poulet-au-paisley' motif rightly predicting the sort of conspicuous and colourful happenings about ...
  • Cillar de Silos Crianza Spanish Red Wine

    Cillar de Silos Crianza 2014

    £18.25

    £18.25

    It's wines like this elegant, intense, blackberry-infused Ribero del Duero, that make selling wine such an absolute p...
  • Torresilo Ribera del Duero

    Cillar de Silos Torresilo 2014

    £37.00

    £37.00

    Like the Royal Family at the moment, Cillar de Silos just go from strength to strength, and they don't even have Kate...
  • Cortes de Cima Red Wine Portugal

    Cortes de Cima 2013

    £13.75

    £13.75

    It feels like this was destined to become an Oddbins wine. In 1988 a sailboat carrying a Dane and an American arrived...
  • Glorioso Rioja Crianza Red Wine Spain

    Glorioso Rioja Crianza 2014

    £11.00

    £11.00

    A Rioja made for meal times! This red wine might just be the food-match ace in the Rioja suit....
  • Glorioso Rioja Reserva Red Wine Spain

    Glorioso Rioja Reserva 2012

    Now £11.50

    Was £15.00

    £11.50

    A Rioja from a declared vintage! Not really, but nearly. This is a step up from normal Reserva and is only possible in a...
  • Hacienda del Carmen Arlanza 2015 Red Wine Spain

    Hacienda del Carmen Arlanza 2015

    Now £12.00

    Was £14.00

    £12.00

    A Bright cherry red tempranillo with violet tones. Perfumed with black berries and violets leaving an elegant lingering ...
  • La Granja Tempranillo Garnacha 2016 Red Wine

    La Granja 360 Tempranillo Garnacha 2016

    £7.50

    £7.50

    Not everything is black and white. Take a badger for example. That's mostly grey. But poor old zebras. Well. Yes. The...
  • La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 - 2005

    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 - 2005

    £44.00

    £44.00

    This is the Big Papa of Spanish winemaking. There's no messing around with new-fangled methods or bending to fickle f...
  • Lat 42 Rioja Reserva Spanish Red Wine

    Lat 42 Rioja Reserva 2012

    £14.00

    £14.00

    If you ran around the circle of latitude 42 degrees north of the equator you'd visit some pretty unusual places: Corsica...
  • Luis Alegre Crianza Rioja Red Wine

    Luis Alegre Crianza 2014 - Rioja Alavesa

    £13.75

    £13.75

    Boasting a madcap building that looks like a spaceship has landed in the middle of the Rioja countryside, the Luis Al...
  • Luis Alegre Koden Rioja Alavesa 2015

    Luis Alegre Koden Rioja Alavesa 2015

    £10.75

    £10.75

    Koden is an Aztec word meaning "the time in a woman's life when she's at her most splendid" which, we think, is an ex...
  • Luis Alegre Unoaked Tempranillo - Rioja Alavesa

    Luis Alegre Unoaked Tempranillo 2016 - Rioja Alavesa

    £9.00

    £9.00

    The Joven style of Spanish red is an all too often overlooked and undervalued one. Let's not forget Spain is an essentia...
  • Luzon Crianza Seleccion Red Wine Spain

    Luzon Crianza Seleccion 2014

    £13.00

    £13.00

    They say whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger and, for Jumilla, which was one of the last wine regions to be ...
  • Musica en el Camino Rioja 2011

    Musica en el Camino Rioja 2012

    £10.50

    £10.50

    OK so we can't provide the keys to a brand new Chevrolet El Camino and tell you it's sitting out in your drive, waiting ...
  • Noctua Ensamblaje 2014 Red Wine

    Noctua Ensamblaje 2014

    £10.00

    £10.00

    Some years ago, little could be seen of the Quinta de Aves vineyards. The vines were hidden under tumbling weeds. Aba...
  • One 1 Ribera del Duero Reserva Spanish Red

    One 1 Ribera del Duero Reserva 2012

    £13.25

    £13.25

    One can at once see why this one is called One. The definitive article. That's to say, the benchmark to which many other...
  • Poco a Poco Tempranillo Red Wine

    Poco a Poco! Tempranillo 2015

    £8.50

    £8.50

    Incrementalism should be taught in schools. Poco-a-Poco is the way to go. Little by little. Such an approach would pu...
  • Vega Sicilia Alion 2012

    Vega Sicilia Alion 2013

    £60.00

    £60.00

    No words are good enough to describe this wine. On the nose we get a special brightness of fruit, shiny cherries and ...
  • Viña Alberdi Rioja Reserva, La Rioja Alta 2010

    Vina Alberdi Rioja Reserva La Rioja Alta 2010

    £18.25

    £18.25

    This wine is like falling head over heels in love. It is all encompassing, completely mesmerising and totally distrac...
  • Vina Amezola Gran Reserva 2006 Red Wine

    Vina Amezola Gran Reserva 2006

    £32.00

    £32.00

    This Gran Reserva is a wine for when you want when you want to show a favourite film but without dramatizing things. ...
  • Vina Amezola Rioja Reserva 2010 Red Wine

    Vina Amezola Rioja Reserva 2010

    £19.00

    £19.00

    Rioja is the ultimate comfort wine. It's like raiding the kitchen before hitting the hay. The trempranillio g...