As you know, finding wines that punch above their weight is our raison d'etre, our oxygen, here at Swig. For some it's fast cars, for others carnal conquests, for some the accumulation of wealth, for others spiritual enlightenment - but give us a bottle which brings a smile to our face at a bargain price and we're set up to FLY. It's hard to find good-value wine anywhere these days but in this organic Rioja of Vinedos Ruiz Jimenez, we think we've hit a home run. This is quintessential Rioja.
Effortlessly enticing on the nose, the oak is beautifully judged, giving you the sense of a luxurious Rioja. The palate is packed full of deliciously concentrated raspberries with just a hint of smoky spice, forest floor, thyme and chamomile, and with a gentle smoked pepper edge with a feathery soft finish. The fruit is very smooth. It's a really delicious red wine that can be drunk with or without food.