Berry Bros & Rudd have been putting a lot of work into their Spanish and Italian lists of late, and the results are very encouraging. Here are two lovely Spanish wines, at different ends of the price spectrum. They both deliver.
Telmo Rodriguez Almuvedre 2012 Alicante, Spain
Beautifully aromatic with bright cherry fruit. Floral and fresh with a hint of pepper. Fresh, juicy palate with bright, supple fruit and a bit of spice. Fresh and delightful and an amazing value for money red. 90/100 (£8.95 Berry Bros & Rudd)
Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva Blanco 1991 Rioja, Spain
Full yellow colour. Amazing nose of toast, peach, citrus, salt and nuts. The palate is complex and tangy with lovely citrus and pear fruit. It’s fresh, nutty and tangy with a matchstick minerality. So complex and intense, with a long finish. 95/100 (£65 Berry Bros & Rudd)