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Wine Tasting Note: Dioniso Ruiz Ijalba, 2002, Rioja, Spain.  Add/Read Comments

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One of the more interesting wines available in the Rioja In Retail tasting. Not only is it made from organically grown grapes and comes from a very rare variety, it also tastes rather lovely; which is always a boon in a wine.

Wine Tasting Note: Dioniso Ruiz Ijalba, 2002, Rioja, Spain.
Available from Vintage Roots for £13.95.
This is made from Maturana Tinta, a native grape, rescued from oblivion by the estate. Only 20 vines remain according to the bottle label. The wine is delightful with an intense aroma of spicy red fruits. The palate has a complex array of flavours - chocolate and plums mainly with a delicious balsamic sweetness. Perhaps lacking a tad in the mid-palate (nothing a spot of food wouldn't negate) this comes in with 13.5% alcohol.
Scribblings Rating - 92/100

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