2008 Bodegas Ochoa, Mil Gracias Graciano, Navarra

( £11.99, 13.5%, Hennings Wine Merchants )

Graciano is more readily associated with neighbouring Rioja (and then only in small quantities) than Navarra, but this one from the youthful Adriana Ochoa is superb. It’s almost Italian in style, with marked acidity, some spice and a fair bit of tannin, but there’s some black cherry and bramble fruit to add sweetness and flesh to the bones. 

BuyDrinking window: 2013-17Similar Wines: £10-£20, 91-95, Spain, Red, Graciano
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