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Altos De La Guardia Cuvée Especial Rioja in a wooden case 2014

Rioja DOCa
Altos De La Guardia Cuvée Especial Rioja in a wooden case 2014
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An exciting special release from Trophy-winning Altos, high in Rioja. It’s a delicious blend of old-vine Tempranillo cuvées destined either to be Crianza or Reserva, aged luxuriously for two years in barrel. Silky fruit and toasty spice complexity.
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Red Wine details
  • Red - Medium Bodied
  • Fine wine
  • SpainSpain
  • Mid ruby, slightly tawny edge
  • Tempranillo
  • 10.5 Units
  • 14% ABV
  • Vegetarian
  • 01 October 2028
Flavour profile
Tasting notes
Silky, red berry fruit, some evolution, savoury, toasty oaky length
Aroma
Smoky, ripe raspberry, fruitcake, toasty oak spice
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Contains Sulphites
The red wine
This is a special, limited parcel of Rioja from the highly awarded Altos bodega. It was founded in 2006 by the Bordeaux-born Jean-Marc Sauboua, who has been our Trophy-winning winemaker at Château La Clarière for many years. He wanted to start a winery of his own, and with a Spanish mother, decided on Rioja. His aim: to make a Grand Cru style in Spain. With four Trophies and nearly 300 Golds, he seems to be succeeding. He picked out several cuvées of Tempranillo from the 2014 vintage that were destined either to be a Crianza or Reserva wines. They were aged for up to two years in a mix of American and French oak before a final blending. Ripe, mature berry fruit, showing lovely evolution and toasty notes of oak spice and cedar. 
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"A Cuvée Especial Rioja from Jean-Marc Sauboua – great length and complexity."

Sarah Everden

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