Buy of the Week AU

De Alto Amo Rioja DOC 2016, Spain, AUD $20

Basic, cheap Rioja has to be nothing much more than a good drink, and this is. It’s savoury, more about damp ‘forest floor’ and fresh earth than bright primary fruit, while the palate is soft and medium-bodied, with abundant fine, supple tannins. It’s typical and food-friendly. (Screwcap)

Score: 88 ★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: drink now to six years

Food: Manchego cheese

Stockists: Paddington Fine Wines & Potts Point Bottle Shop – NSW; Renaissance IGA, Hawthorn Square & Carlton Cellars – Vic (AU only)

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