Praise for Bibendum’s Rioja offer

RiojaFor the first time Tim Atkin released a report on Rioja, Spain’s most celebrated region, rating 532 wines and compiling a Rioja Classification for 2015. Bibendum’s producers did not disappoint, with particularly Bodegas Bhilar and Vivanco highly regarded.

Vintage is particularly important in Rioja and the recent 2015 harvest was generally healthy, starting earlier in many areas due to the hot summer. Alcohol levels also seem to be lower than 2014, with slightly fresher acidity and ripe tannins. Speak to your Account Manager to find out more about our Rioja producers. 

A pick of the bunch from Tim’s Rioja Report 2015:


95 points – 2012 Vivanco Coleccion

94 points – 2008 Vivanco Reserva

90 points – 2014 Vivanco Blanco


Bodegas Bhilar

91 points – 2012 Bodegas Bhilar Phincas

90 points – 2012 Bodegas Bhilar Plots

92 points – 2013 Bodegas Bhilar Plots

16th December 2015

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