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Altos de la Guardia Crianza Rioja 2005

Rioja DOCa
Altos de la Guardia Crianza Rioja 2005
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Rare chance to enjoy a Rioja Crianza with 18 years' maturity. A red with lovely mellow, savoury fruit and spice complexity, and still a hint of freshness. It was crafted under the guidance of great winemaker Jean-Marc Sauboua at his Altos winery.
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Red Wine details
  • Red - Medium to Full Bodied
  • Fine wine
  • SpainSpain
  • Tawny ruby
  • Tempranillo
  • 10.5 Units
  • 14% ABV
  • 750 ml
  • 31 December 2027
Flavour profile
Tasting notes
Silky, mellow red fruits, savoury edge, long, still with freshness
Aroma
Savoury red fruits, tobacco, spice
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Contains Sulphites
The red wine
Enjoy 18 years maturity in this fine Crianza. It's from Jean-Marc Sauboua, a highly acclaimed Bordeaux-born winemaker, who founded his own Rioja winery in 2006. His aim was to make a Grand Cru style, using grapes from some of the region's highest vineyards. As he got started, he was offered a special parcel of grapes from friends of his. Too good to pass up, he borrowed cellar space and got started. Careful fermentation, with a year's ageing in barrel, these grapes produced a wine with lovely intensity of fruit thanks partly to an excellent Rioja vintage. Jean-Marc bottled the wine, then kept it in his new cellar, tasting it from time to time to gauge its progress. In 2023 he released it. A mellow, complex red to enjoy with simple dishes.
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"Crianza with 18 years age, mellow, complex, intriguing, long. A red to pause over"

Sarah Everden

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