Following on from the quadruple Gold 2011, this gorgeous, mellow Gran Reserva style red uses old vine Garnacha grapes and cassis scented Cabernet. Aged for six years in barrel, it is a complex red with soft berry spice and a long savoury finish.
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Beyond the Label
Mature and complex with soft berry fruit and a long spicy finish
Soft berry and spice notes. Hints of sweet earth and leather
As the late 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, fragrant, long aged Spanish red best enjoyed with rustic lamb dishes.
"Sublime. From the first mouthful I was taken by how aromatic and smooth this glorious drop tasted"
Online Review For the 2011 vintage