Cune Crianza Red Blend
We don't see much well priced Rioja here in Australia, with this massively popular Spanish wine region apparently forgotten locally. That's a pity really, because tasty, rich and savoury Rioja like this one are meat seeking missiles, the rustic heartiness perfect for a very Aussie mixed grill (with fancy sausages like beef and black bean).
Red fruits, balsam, chocolate, heather in an open and gentle nose, nicely woody. The palate is spacious and gentle, with a long slow red cherry core fruit, cola, nut and a hit of heathery herb. Savoury, long and elegant.