Azabache Organic Rioja

Top 10 Reds Bob Campbell MW! "A good example of well-made Rioja at a competitive price. A popular wine on many counts."

Azabache Organic Rioja

2020, La Rioja Spain
  • Top 10 Reds & Buy of the Week (Bob Campbell MW, March 2023)
  • "A good example of well-made Rioja at a competitive price. A popular wine on many counts" (Bob Campbell MW)
  • Certified organic Spanish Rioja
  • Imported into NZ by Master of Wine Steve Bennett
Sam Kim – 93 Points
Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars

29 in stock

RRP $25

$19.99

There’s nobody else in NZ more qualified (literally) to find Spanish gems than Master of Wine Steve Bennett. As another MW Bob Campbell puts it – “Steve has built his reputation on the quality of his imports.”

And if there’s one thing he is absolutely bonkers about it’s Rioja – you’ll often catch him grumbling about how Kiwis ought to drink more Rioja and less Pinot Noir! Well he might convert a few with this one. He’s absolutely hit the nail on the head discovering this incredible value organic Rioja called Azabache.

Selected by Bob Campbell as a “Buy of the Week” in March 2023 and it made his list of Top 10 Reds for that month scoring 91/100. He said “A “modern” Rioja with vinous rather than fruity flavours and an appealingly mellow texture. Made from 60% tempranillo, 20% grenache and 20% graciano. Mellow, medium-bodied Rioja with savoury, baked earth, dried herbs, vanilla, violet and subtle spicy oak flavours. A good example of well-made Rioja at a competitive price. A popular wine on many counts.”

Dust off the cork screw (you’ll need it here!) and pair this Spanish beauty with roasted and grilled red meats, especially lamb.

  • 14%
  • 750ml
  • Cork
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