Baron de Barbon Reserva Rioja
Wine Type: Red
Country of origin: Spain
Alcohol Content: 13.5% Vol
Brand: Laithwaites Wine
Type: Full-bodied, rich red
Manufacturer/Producer: Laithwaites Wine
Barón de Barbón wines always stand out for their supreme quality and value. The cellar was founded in 1926 by José Murúa Villaverde, a descendant of a long line of winemakers, but when he retired, the winery was sold.
In 1982 one of his sons – Julián Murúa Entrena – decided to repurchase the bodega to continue the family tradition. Julián now has all the latest kit and more than 5,000 oak casks for maturation of his finest wines. And his talented son Javier has now joined him. Made in a very good vintage, this superb Reserva was aged for two years in both French and US oak barrels to lend a lavish layer of spicy complexity.
It’ll show at its best with roast lamb or game, its redcurrant notes setting off the flavours of the meat perfectly.