"Excellent wine - smooth, medium bodied, strong hint of pepper. Well worth the money"
For the 2009 vintage
Where else can you buy mellow, barrel aged reds of such remarkable quality and price? Not only is today's Spanish wine scene "among the most vibrant, dynamic and creative in the world" (Tim Atkin MW), it surely offers the best value. Valencia is known as Madrid-by-the-sea - Madrilenos flock there for relaxation. Inland there are orange groves and paddy fields - it's where paella is said to have been invented - and of course, vineyards. Winemaker Maria Angeles Camara selected hand harvested Tempranillo for this Gran Reserva, which was aged for 30 months in oak barrels. With its dark, juicy flavours and soft vanilla tones, this fragrant, medium bodied red is in its element with duck or lamb, strong cheese, or tapas such as jamón serrano.