Remelluri La Granja Rioja Gran Reserva 2012 - 750ml

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94pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

A blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano, the 2012 Granja Remelluri Gran Reserva represents what they are aiming for with this wine, a classical expression of the place, the quintessence of the vineyards. The select their oldest vineyards and age the wine for a long time, coming back to those early years of a modern Rioja that has now turned into a classic. It has some dusty tannins, with good grip and length. It was bottled in 24,238 bottles after an élevage of 26 months. It has been in bottle since May 2015.

Rating: 94+

90pts Wine & Spirits

This blends tempranillo (70 percent) and garnacha (25 percent) with a little graciano, creating a light-bodied, finely textured Rioja that seems a bit simple for a gran reserva, though its flavors would come alive in the company of morcilla with white beans.

Winemaker Notes

The nose is full of pine forest, wild herbs, and black raspberries. A smoky raspberry depth yields to herbs, roasted cherries, and lively minerality. It is a wine that is incredibly focused and long-lasting through to the finish.

Blend: 70% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacha, 5% Graciano