This was scored as one of the top 100 wines in the recent "Best of Spain" tasting. It is cherry red and bright in colour with hues of ochre. The prominent aromas are of ripe blackberries and black pepper spice.
As a Gran Reserva wine this has spent two years in a combination of American and French oak barrels and a further 3 years in bottle. This has produced a wine which is unctuous, full and complex. The palate is rounded and velvety with elegant tannins with a long finish. This is a wine which will repay you if you give it time to breathe before drinking.
It is rare to find such a great value Gran Reserva Rioja.
Pair this with stews, red meats, iberian sausages and cured cheeses.