2017 BODEGAS BHILAR Phinca Hapa 75cl (Rioja, Spain)
Style - Rich
Grapes - Viura, Garnacha Blanca, Malvasia
Tasting - Quite subtle on the aromatics but this is a non stop thrill-a-thon once it hits the tongue. A touch of coconutty oak cream, salty licorice, burnt apricot, wild thyme and scrubland. Such a soulful rendition.
FYI - Very likely the first white Rioja to be named in honour of a dog called Hapa from Hawaii. Read the the full story on Bodegas Bhilar's website here
ABV - 13%