Caecus Rioja Crianza 2013, Pago de Larrea
Tempranillo, aged for 12 months in new French and American oak barrels. Hints of toasty smokiness, soft supple tannins and exceptionally smooth. Great with barbecued dishes.
‘Some berry notes on a light, fresh aroma with gentle spice wafts, soft red and black fruits with savoury notes on the palate, nice acidity with gentle tannins,’ said Sommelier Wine Award team leader Tom Forrest of this wine with its potential to age further. ‘Black Forest gateau with intense dried fruits, supple and savoury,’ added Yves Desmaris MS of Lutyens.