Ramon Bilbao, Edicion Limitada, Rioja, D.O.C, Spain, 2017

£15.75

In their own words: “To innovate, to create something, to look at things in a different way, or even to write backwards. To try, to accept the challenge, to live without fear. To risk everything for a modernity that’s easy to understand. Modernity, a change, a limited edition originality.”

This wine is made from only the best grapes and is the result of a fabulous, award-winning winery striving to innovate and push boundaries. The Tempranillo (100%) grapes are grown at between 450m-700m above sea level and then left to ponder the marvels of the universe for 15 months in new French oak, before a further 10 months to stew on its ponderings in the bottle. Keep them coming R.B.

93 points – Tim Atkin.

Nose

Intense ruby red. Clean but with high aromatics. Blackcurrants, ripe plum and blackberries. Liquorice, fresh herbs, vanilla oak, cocoa and a touch of espresso.

Palate

All of the above. Long and intense. Polished tannins and lovely acidity. Scrumptious.