Tim Atkin | Master of Wine

Tim’s Tasting Notes


2010 Minarete , Ribera del Duero

£5.49, 13.5%, Aldi

This wine was a hit when I recommended it on Saturday Ktichen recently, so I thought I'd give it another outing. It's impressive value at just over a fiver and works really well with lamb dishes. The Tempranillo (Tinto Fino) in Ribera is fresher than in Rioja because it's grown at altitude, and that's the case here: fine tannins, bright red fruits and good balance.