Spain

"In a nutshell: land of American oak, increasing ambition, sherry, and low-yielding bush vines...

Proud possessor of more land devoted to vines than any other... Spain is an anarchic jumble of districts and regions... A look at a map suggests just how much climatic diversity there is likely to be between Spain's many wine regions, from the soggy green vineyards of Galicia on the north Atlantic coast to the baked Mediterranean south east. Spain's saving grace, viticulturally, is the average altitude of her vineyards, over 600 m (2,000 ft)...

Spain also has its own handsome array of indigenous grape varieties. Tempranillo produces some of the country's most admired red wines and is planted widely under several aliases. Spain's most planted grape variety was exported to France where it is known as Grenache. The Monastrell so common in the Levante is none other than fashionable Mourvèdre. Galicia's Albariño and Rueda's Verdejo are two white grape varieties of undisputable class and interest, Verdejo having been rescued only fairly recently from obscurity. There are many other candidates for such a rescue, with Rioja's Graciano and the Galician Godello being obvious examples...

Another common national characteristic is Spain's traditional fondness for American oak... But in one sense Spain's great gift to the world of wine is not a table wine at all but its incomparable late-fortified wine, a sure-fire appetite-whetter that has been much copied elsewhere, and often traduced even in its homeland Jerez: sherry. Spaniards are also extremely enthusiastic consumers of sparkling wine, mostly their own answer to champagne, Cava, the best examples of which are made in Penedès in north-east Spain." - Jancis Robinson

 

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  • Beronia Crianza Rioja 2015

    Beronia Crianza Rioja 2015

    Region: Spain- Rioja
    Organic Sustainably-made

    FROM A COMBINATION OF 80 YEAR OLD VINES AND NEW VINES, A FABULOUS INTRODUCTION TO THE FAMOUS WINES OF RIOJA!  ORGANIC & SUSTAINABLE "This Beronia Crianza 2015 is a clean, bright cherry colour. Fresh on the nose with herbaceous aromas of thyme...

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  • La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva 2015

    La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva 2015

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    JAMES SUCKLING 93 POINTS!  THIS RESERVA IS SUCH A GREAT INTRODUCTION TO THE FRESH, CLEAN, COMPLEX STYLE OF FAMED LA RIOJA ALTA. "Aromas of subtle red fruit with plums, spice and cedar. Some dried flowers and dried spices, such as paprika...

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    $48.00
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  • Roberto Amillo Vermut Especial 15%

    Roberto Amillo Vermut Especial 15%

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    93 POINTS PENIN GUIDE!  THIS VERMOUTH IS A KNOCKOUT. BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED, DRY, COMPLEX AND GORGEOUS. 700ML CARAFE.    "Despite being a collector from the Rioja, Roberto Amillo is a huge Sherry fan, and working with the Rioja firm of...

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    $60.00
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  • Roberto Amillo Palo Cortado +35yrs 500mL

    Roberto Amillo Palo Cortado +35yrs 500mL

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    96 POINTS PENIN GUIDE! WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS!  SHERRY NOTES 5 STARS!  PALOMINO-BASED SHERRY AGED +35 YEARS. CONSIDER PALO CORTADO AS SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE COMPLEXITY OF OLOROSO, BUT LESS OXIDATIVE THAN AMONTILLADO.    "The Palo...

    Current stock: 2

    $90.00
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  • La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva '904' 2010

    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva '904' 2010

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    97 POINTS TIM ATKIN!  96 POINTS ROBERT PARKER!     "This is mostly Tempranillo with 10% Graciano and 13.5% alcohol, and it matured in fourth-used American oak barrels for four years, during which time the wine was racked every...

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    Current stock: 5

    $150.00
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  • Abellio Albarino 2019

    Abellio Albarino 2019

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    A TRUE ALBARINO - FULL, CITRUSSY, RACY. A GREAT FOOD WINE IN WARMER MONTHS!    "Visually clean, bright, pale yellow with green hues. The nose has aromas of white fruit and tropical fruit with floral nuances. On the palate it shows well...

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    $25.00
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  • Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2019

    Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2019

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS!  PREMIUM SPANISH GARNACHA BLEND FROM A HIGHLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCER. WALL OF FLAVOUR DELIVERED WITH POWER AND DRIVE.    "Gorgeous, bright fruit with raspberries, black cherries and lavender with some schist...

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    $65.00
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  • Antidoto Ribera del Duero 2018

    Antidoto Ribera del Duero 2018

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    INCREDIBLE INTENSITY WITH THIS RIBERA DEL DUERO, MADE FROM TEMPRANILLO IN A HIGHER, COOLER CLIMATE PART OF THE REGION. "A wild and brambly edge to the ripe dark fruit here. This has a very succulent and saturated palate with fine, attractive tannin,...

    Current stock: 5

    $58.00
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  • Charquino Albarino 2019

    Charquino Albarino 2019

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    Spain's gift to the white-wine loving world, Albarino is perfect as both an easy-drinker and a good food pairer!  "This Albarino is a winner. Complex and citrussy, underscored by green apples, subtle pepperiness, a little nutty character. It is...

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    Current stock: 15

    $28.00
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  • Palacios Remondo La Vendimia Rioja 2018

    Palacios Remondo La Vendimia Rioja 2018

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    "The blend of Garnacha and Tempranillo had been in bottle for a little over one month when I tasted it, yet it felt harmonious and expressive. It’s a juicy and fruit-driven 50/50 blend of the two grapes fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts...

    Current stock: 10

    $38.00
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  • Cillar de Silos Rosado de Tempranillo 2018

    Cillar de Silos Rosado de Tempranillo 2018

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    HAILING FROM A LTTLIE POCKET NORTH OF MADRID, THIS CENTURIES OLD WINERY HAS CREATED A GORGEOUS 100% TEMPRANILLO ROSE!  This is a rosé made in the style which is now in vogue throughout the world, with a resounding personality, vivacity and...

    Current stock: 9

    $37.50
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  • Journey Spain Six-Pack

    Journey Spain Six-Pack

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    LET US BRING THE WORLD OF SPANISH WINE TO YOU WITH THIS PERFECT PACK OF SIX!      SAVE MORE THAN 10% OFF RRP OF $238.95                                 ...

    Current stock: 8

    $215.00
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  • Valencisco Rioja Reserva 2012

    Valencisco Rioja Reserva 2012

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    "Valenciso's all-Tempranillo Reserva is drawn from 18 parcels on clay-limestone soils, all within a ten-kilometre radius of the winery in Ollauri. Showing the freshness, balance and precision that's a feature of the bodega's style, this is graceful,...

    Current stock: 6

    $62.00
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  • Bozeto de Exopto Rioja 2018

    Bozeto de Exopto Rioja 2018

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    The just-bottled red 2018 Bozeto de Exopto is a superb young and fruit-driven blend. The destemmed but uncrushed grapes fermented in stainless steel, concrete and oak containers with indigenous yeasts and matured for six months, the Garnacha in concrete,...

    Current stock: 8

    $26.50
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  • Urbina Vinos Gran Reserva Especial 1996

    Urbina Vinos Gran Reserva Especial 1996

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    "Urbina are a fascinating mix of Rioja via location and terroir specifics and Rioja via winemaking (the Reserva etcetera fetish for wood and racking). The Reserva is aged as much as 2-3 years in mixed FR/US casks.  Urbina wines have an incredibly...

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    Current stock: 13

    $98.00
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  • Urbina Vinos Reserva Especial 2005

    Urbina Vinos Reserva Especial 2005

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    "ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING PRODUCERS IN RIOJA." - TIM ATKIN MW   Region: Spain, RiojaVarieties: Tempranillo with Mazuelo and Graciano "Urbina are a fascinating mix of Rioja via location and terroir specifics and Rioja via winemaking (the...

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    $70.00
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  • Alvear Solero 1927 Pedro Ximenez N.V.

    Alvear Solero 1927 Pedro Ximenez N.V.

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    Wine Advocate 98 Points! "The NV Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927 is non-vintage, but does have some 1927 material in it. This is totally dark brown/amber with notes of figs, toffee, caramel syrup, molasses and coffee. It is dense, super sweet, intense, rich...

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    $45.00
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  • Santamania Premium Grape Vodka

    Santamania Premium Grape Vodka

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    Vinos de Madrid is the DO (Denominación de Origen. "Our Vodka is distilled in Vera. It’s extremely pure and unfiltered, and the flavour and aroma from the wine alcohol and copper remains unaltered. This vodka is produced using water with a very low...

    Current stock: 2

    $75.00
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  • Santamania Madrid Dry Gin

    Santamania Madrid Dry Gin

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    Vinos de Madrid is the DO (Denominación de Origen. "Grape alcohol, in contact with the select botanicals chosen by our Master Distillers. The maceration and infusion times for each botanical are carefully gauged, and the result is a very pure, rounded...

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    $75.00
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