Just got home from the Spain tasting in London this evening. I’ve only been to about 4 or 5 wine society tastings, but this was one of the best so far. I tend to come away with 3 or 4 wines in the ‘must buy’ category, but after this one I had at least 10. Ranging from inexpensive everyday bottles to more ‘special’ ones (although even these were good value at £28 or less).
Particular favourites were the Doelas Albariño, Parcelas Ecologico Monastrell, Momo Vendimia Seleccionda (amazing value) and the Mauro. Not a fan of Rioja as a rule, but the Urbina Reserva Especial 2001 shows what a bit of cellar age and restraint in the winery can do, and is perfect to drink now.
I will definitely be getting a case or two of these wines! Well done to the Spain buyer on this tasting, really enjoyed all the wines.