Rose Murray Brown MW chooses 3 of our wines in her article about Navarra.
Vina Zorzal Garnacha Joven 2014 – STAR BUY
Tasters loved the smooth, juicy, crunchy black and red fruits in this light easy-quaffing unoaked garnacha. This shows what good value Navarra garnacha can be. A fantastic buy at under £7.
£6.50, The Wine Society; IndigoWines,
Vina Zorzal Graciano 2014
Graciano is an interesting grape with spicy aromas, higher acidity and firm tannins, but in my opinion it does not quite work on its own here in the cool 2013 vintage; it would be better to have included some garnacha to soften the blend. Tasters found this too austere, taut and bitter on the finish.
£6.95, The Wine Society
Vina Zorzal Malayeto Garnacha 2013 – STAR BUY
This single vineyard garnacha is a more powerful, spicier wine than Vina Zorzal’s softer unoaked Joven (left) from higher altitude vineyards. It was a high scorer for tasters who love big reds; with spicy, peppery, dense fruits. An intense and concentrated garnacha.
£9.95, The Wine Society