SILKY SMOOTH RIOJA GOODNESS.
This bottle is old and affordable. Age has given this wine a big dollop of ripe cherry aroma that winds through the wine and comes through on the finish.
Drink this if you like~ Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir , Tempranillo
What does Reserva mean?
Reserva Rioja wines are selected Red wines of the best vintages with an excellent potential that have been aged for a minimum of 3 years, with at least one year in casks.
This is where Rioja tastes serious. At the Reserva level, winemakers often age their wines longer than the minimum and select better grapes. Many Rioja wine enthusiasts swear by Reserva level because they are a medium between super fruity Crianza and oakey-bottle-aged Gran Reserva.
Carlos Serres was a pioneer in Rioja. He arrived in Spain in 1896 and created one of the first wineries in Haro, in the heart of Rioja. Carlos Serres went on to be an instrumental figure in promoting the early exports of Rioja wines, and today is one of only a few centenarian (over 100 years old) producers in Rioja.
Their Rioja Reserva is aged 24 months in oak barrels and an additional 12 months in the bottle before its release. It is a complex and elegant wine with aromas and flavors of mature black fruit and mineral notes, a perfect match with grilled meats, stews and stronger cheeses.
Ripe plum and berry aromas befit a warm year like 2012, while this gran reserva is a touch wiry and punchy, with zesty acidity. Plum, cherry and oak spice flavors are integrated, while this deals modest heat on the finish; drink through to 2025.