2018 Rioja Joven, Hazana, Rioja, Spain
This Joven is bright ruby red in colour, with pronounced toast and vanilla on the nose, on account of having spent six months in the new French and American oak barrels. The palate delivers sweet berry fruit flavour, all kept in check with a freshness on the finish.
The philosophy of this estate is founded on finding a balance between the modern tendency for fruit driven wines and Rioja's traditional, more savoury and rustic style.
A lovely and delicious easy drinking Rioja!