Tempranillo * 75cl * 14% ABV * Rioja, Spain
Viña Pomal is the flagship wine of Bodegas Bilbaínas, one of Rioja's oldest estates, and has now been produced for over 100 years. The winery had a bottling plant near London's Charing Cross in the 1940s, and Viña Pomal was reputed to be a favourite of Winston Churchill.
This deep cherry red wine is full of black fruit and liquorice notes, with hints of cocoa and toast from its 12 months ageing in American oak barrels. Supple tannins and elegant on the palate.