The deep, mellow Tempranillos of Rioja are what our Hong Kong customers love most. Gran Reservas are the pinnacle of Rioja, requiring a huge amount of attention, time and expense – a true luxury wine. This one comes from one of the finest bodegas in Rioja, a 125-year-old estate winning worldwide acclaim for their outstanding wines.
Our Buyer Beth has an exceptional palate for great wine and a keen eye for a bargain. Spain is her second home, and she has developed very close ties with family estates we've known for years. When top estate had a surplus parcel of their top tier Gran Reserva, they offered it to Beth at an exceptional price – as long as it was bottled under our ‘secret’ Numerada label, definitely the best chance to sip some amazing wines!
Made from parcels of the most intense Tempranillo, aged for 24 months in the best French and American oak, it offers layers of ripe red berries with a heady blend of coffee, balsamic vinegar and chocolate. The palate is velvety soft and incredibly smooth, a creamy lick of oak just adding to its many pleasures.
Review "There's maturity and complexity here, but also a freshness that suggests potential to age further." Beth Willard, Buyer for Spain