Buy of the Week NZ

Gran Familia Rioja Reserva 2012, Spain, NZD $21.95

Mellow, smooth-textured red showing obvious bottle age and barrel maturation and American oak influence. Floral, violet, red berry, vanilla and coconut flavours. A moderately light but nonetheless impressive red offering value at this price. (Cork)

Score: 91 ★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food: Spice-poached duck, warm hummus, carrot, cardamom & sherry raisins

Stockists: Farro Fresh and First Glass Wines & Spirits, Auckland; Vino Fino, Christchurch (NZ only)

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