Rioja Gran Reserva Vina Arana, La Rioja Alta 2012


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Tasting Notes

***Platinum Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards***
Classic nose with savoury character over a sweet spices background with elegant cigar box notes. Quite mouth watering with a full body and chewy mid-palate.

Score: 97-, Decanter Magazine, May 2019

Medium-deep garnet in colour, this Gran Reserva exudes the most desirable aromas of traditional Rioja - leather, sweet spices, desiccated cherries and ripe black fruits. The palate follows in this vein, with a rich core of sweet cherry and kirsch subsumed by savoury spices, leather and even a hint of coconut. The tannins are soft, melted into the fruit to give a cashmere texture and plump generosity through the mid palate. The finish is long and complex, offering sweet and savoury in equal measure. Drink now until 2035+

Score: 16.5+Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, March 2019

13.5%. Dark-cherry red with a garnet-red rim. High aromatic intensity, with outstanding notes of ripe red fruit, red berries, wild strawberries and plum jam, leading to tertiary aromas from meticulous aging in oak: vanilla, cedar, tobacco, coffee, caramel and sweet patisserie notes. In the mouth, its initial freshness and structure, typical of this brand, predominate. Balanced, with soft, flavoursome tannins. Elegant, complex finish, where the ripe red fruit and balsamic notes provide a splendid end.

 Producer's Note, -, April 2019

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