RESERVA RIOJA SUPERBUY | Bottle-aged to perfection
GOLD MEDAL | Gilbert & Gaillard
FIVE STARS 94/100 | Sam Kim Wine Orbit "A wonderful rendition of Rioja"
93/100 | Bob Campbell MW "Good value at this price (reviewed at $25!)"
Brought into New Zealand by masterful wine importer Steve Bennett MW, this 2014 Reserva is vinted from 100% Tempranillo that was matured in American oak barrels for 18 months before being further bottle-aged for 36 months - making a total of nearly 5 years estate aging before release!
This wine has been made to age gracefully and it has. At 8 years old, it is in phenomenal form. This is a big, mouthfilling wine with Tempranillo's naturally juicy, red-fruited charms amplified with spicy oak notes - and the wine has that lovely softness to it that can only come with time. This is yet another Steve Bennett MW wine that gets a huge tick from us. Buy with our highest recommendation and enjoy over the coming 3-5 years.
Bob Campbell MW writes “Mellow, medium-bodied and quite mature Rioja with vanilla, dark berry, savoury and beef tea flavours. The 24 months in oak has rounded off the edges and helped produce a moderately complex wine. Good value at this price ($25).”