Made from 100% Tempranillo fruit, Vina Valoria Gran Reserva Rioja is another stellar import from Steve Bennet MW who has combed Europe for gems like this to bring back to NZ. Aged for 36 months in American Oak and held for five years before release (and now with 14 years under its belt), this wine is bold and powerful with spicy fruit and mellow tannins. It's safe to say that patience has certainly been rewarded here.
The winery writes "Garnet red color. Fine and Elegant aromas of tobacco, dates, and spices. In the mouth, it is full-flavored and fresh with firm and rounded tannins with a long aftertaste. On the palate arise the chocolate and vanilla. "