Viña Pomal Crianza 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 1940’s, and Viña Pomal was reputed to be a favourite of Winston Churchill. The wine is ruby with violet hues, while the nose is intense, dominated by floral and fruity aromas (black fruit) with notes of liquorice, vanilla and toasted flavours. The palate is balanced, soft and fresh. Shows good structure and soft tannins.
Pairs with the typical Rioja matches like grilled red meats, but will also accompany rice dishes, cheese or pâté
Third Party Reviews
Affordable, approachable and archetypal Rioja. Medium intensity of black fruits on the nose. Plum, blackcurrant with a hint of liquorice. These flavours come through onto the palate, along with the subtle oak influence. This brings with it a delicious vanilla character which marries perfectly with the black fruit flavours. This is a fruit driven Rioja, perfect for consumers who enjoy a classic Rioja without an overly prominent oak influence. The perfect accompaniment to grilled lamb cutlets. Olive On Grapes, May 2016