Anciano Calatayud Garnacha 2015, Spain, NZD $19.99.
Made by Norrel Robertson MW. Soft, silken-textured Garnacha that is very approachable now with appealing plum, coffee, vanilla and chocolate/mocha characters. High alcohol (15%) adds a little warmth but it does contribute to the wine’s slipperiness. Good value red with characters.
Score: 92 ★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting
Ageing: now to 2023
Food: Lamb ribs, honey, balsamic
Stockists: Fine Wine Delivery Company & The Good Wine Co, Auckland