Two Golds and 94 Points for this superb Gran Reserva from a 5-Star vintage. It's made by an outstanding bodega, rated among the Top 50 in the World nine times in succession. A mellow, complex Rioja still with plenty of ripe fruit and toasty oak.
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Beyond the Label
Silky layers of ripe red fruit with a long, creamy finish
Soft berry fruit, cinnamon, black pepper and vanilla
This superb Gran Reserva is from a bodega run by a Rioja dynasty that stretches back five generations. Proprietor Jesús Martínez Bujanda took parcels of his finest, strawberry scented Tempranillo and added Graciano and Mazuelo (for extra aromatic complexity and freshness), before tucking it away in expensive oak barrels for over two years. The result is a remarkable Gran Reserva with subtle aromas of simmered black fruits, lifted by elegant floral and vanilla notes, plus an intense core of ripe raspberry and blackberry with a long toasty oak finish. Jesús has sent us precious few cases of this luxurious gem – not much was made in fact – so best to take stock of a few bottles and reserve for a special occasion. Glorious with rack of lamb.
"By pretty much universal agreement a great ageworthy vintage of balanced, seriously structured wines"
Vinous On the 2010 vintage