2012 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva Vina Arana (750ml)

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

2012 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva Vina Arana

Brambleberries, licorice, dried blueberries, cedar, tobacco, smoke, vanilla, dried citrus and even a hint of grapefruit. The lazer-sharp acidity evinces a real sense of purity, and the tannins are really edgy and structured. Full-bodied but very elegant and stylish. The finish goes on and on, thanks to the shimmering acidity. Beautiful now, but better in 2024.

95 points, James Suckling (Jul 2019)

Dry oak aromas are the greeting, and this smells earthy and cheesy in a classical way; along with that, this offers ripe scents of raisiny berry fruits and vanilla. A full palate is rich while holding on to its balance. Flavors of balsamic plum, berry fruits and tobacco finish bold more than fine and elegant. Drink through 2032.

94 points, Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast (Oct 2020)

3 bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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