2011 Remelluri Granja Remelluri Gran Reserva (750ml)

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain


Very consistent with the style of the very dry, warm and ripe year, the 2011 Granja Remelluri Gran Reserva had a powerful personality, with darker fruit and some earthy sensations, very Mediterranean, with plenty of rosemary aromas. It has the rugged tannin nicely polished and fine-grained, more elegant than what was produced in the 1990s. They now use the fruit from the older Garnacha vines in Remelluri, selecting the plots that have the soils with the most potential. They are still in search of their best plots, not necessarily those with older vines but the ones with the most potential of the soil. This was bottled in May 2014. 20,000 bottles produced.

94 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 235 - Feb 2018)

Saturated ruby color. Highly perfumed aromas of raspberry, cherry-cola, exotic spices and potpourri pick up a smoky mineral overtone as the wine stretches out. Palate-staining red berry liqueur, mocha, rose pastille and spicecake flavors show outstanding delineation and slowly flesh out on the back half. Finishes on a suave floral note, displaying superb clarity, lingering floral and mineral qualities and silky, even tannins that sneak in late. I really like this wine's light touch.

94 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Feb 2019)

Alluring aromas of tree bark, licorice root, rose petal and ripe black fruit show elegance. This is a touch grippy and young in feel, but overall it's showing balance. Deep flavors of plum, cherry, wild berry and vanilla finish finessed by a balance of weight and acidity. Drink from 2019–2032.

94 points, Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2017)


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