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.
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.
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