Nice catch, there were plenty on the shelf today but maybe not for long.Faustino Rioja.
Good balance of smooth dryness and acidity plays out around juicy sweet-sour cherry-berry, mineral, and the well-known Tempranillo spiciness, enhanced as well by a very subtle vanilla/spicy oak that you might not notice right away, but it soon builds. Extremely developed and harmonious like a mature Neuf-du-Pape but obviously different profile. Ahh the black cherry is so great. Fun and vibrant to drink.
I guess neither cheap nor expensive, when you consider they aged it an extra ten or so years and had to pay for some very decent oak barrels to get such a controlled effect. I might get another or three, it's pretty charming.
Enjoyed with grilled Provimi veal, this is just as elegant as good Rhone wines or decent Burgundy. But I should have made a sauce for the veal, good as it is you really need a sauce.