Vintage after vintage, Barón de Barbón proves to be our bestselling Rioja. It’s a lot to do with the wine’s enticing berry aromas, silky texture and luscious flavour, plus the slow, painstaking care taken making it. The talent behind this contemporary, fruit driven red is the young and infectiously keen Javier Murúa. His father Julián owns Bodegas Muriel (established in 1926) in Rioja’s superior Alavesa. We have a great working relationship with the family, ensuring our Buyer Beth goes in straight after vintage and gets first refusal on the finest vats. With its mouthfilling, red berry flavours and fragrant vanilla character, this supple Rioja is most enjoyable on its own or with simple suppers of grilled chops, vegetable kebabs or chicken.