2011 Coto Real Rioja Reserva, El Coto, Rioja, Spain

A special wine for a special event, this 2011 Rioja is the driest wine I've encountered in recent times. Personally, I prefer the slightly lighter notes of the 2012 Coto de Imaz, but I can see why this one was rated as 'excellent' by the Rioja Control Board.

For full details of this wine, see www.libertywines.co.uk