Two Golds for this gorgeous mellow 2011 Gran Reserva using ancient Garnacha vine grapes plus some dense Cabernet. Aged for three years in French oak in cellars below a historic bodega, this is a complex red with soft berry spice and a savoury finish.
"Really lovely wine. Really smooth, excellent wine. Would recommend"
Online Review For the 2008 vintage
As famed Spanish wine expert John Radford wrote in Decanter, the tiny enclave of Campo de Borja is “the source of some of the best value wines from Spain, if not the world”. It’s true. Where else could you find such a mellow, complex, oak aged red at this price? It’s made by our old friend Pamela Geddes (who also makes our bestselling Monasterio de Santa Cruz) at the 500 year old Bodegas Ruberte. 60% of the wine is Garnacha from vines planted in 1958. They’re not as prolific these days but the intensity of flavour in the grapes is impressive. The balance is Cabernet Sauvignon, which adds classic cassis character and structure to the spicy raspberry Garnacha. A rich and fragrant Spanish red best enjoyed with rustic lamb dishes.
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