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Valentine’s day – the discerning choice

By Lia Sanders on 13/02/15 11:00 AM

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Valentine’s day – the discerning choice

By Lia Sanders on 13/02/15 11:00 AM

If you are looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a classy way, opt for wines that have stood the test of time. Nothing sets you further apart from the saccharine tat than making careful and discerning choices. Like relationships, wines are appreciated for their longevity. Show yourself and those around you some love by opting to savour a high quality bottle.

La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza 2005 Wine

Masses of dark fruit, with measures of dried berries and cherries wrapped up in a silky smooth coat of herbs, spice, smoke and leather.

Valentin Bianchi Late Harvest Semillon 2004

This appropriately named wine has a deep golden colour with aromas of honey, citrus rind and stone fruits.

Marques De Riscal Rioja Gran Reserva 2004

An impressive Rioja blend offering a nose of sun dried fruit come together with traits of vanilla. Sweet and savoury flavours fill the mouth, leaving behind a touch of toffee and wild cherries.

Ortubia Single Estate 2007 Wine

Notes of balsam, spice and black fruits combine with minerals and wood smoke to give a balanced long finish. Ideal with a shellfish paella or grilled chorizo.