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Bodegas Olarra, Laztana Rioja Gran Reserva 2011 (1x75cl)

Bottle Size: 75cl
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Variety: Tempranillo | Garnacha | Mazuelo | Graciano
ABV: 14.0%
Product Code: SPRI1075B11S
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£13.25

Awarded 95 points and Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their March 2021 edition panel test of Rioja Gran Reserva (see blue link below for the review)

Bodegas Olarra, Laztana Rioja Gran Reserva 2011 - March 2021 Decanter review

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Click here for our full article on this review and its wines.

Click here for our video tasting of the Laztana.

Click here for our video tasting which looks at how the Laztana GR11 compares with (and differs from) the other panel-topper in that review (from Sierra Cantabria).

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Bodegas Olarra was created in 1973. Situated on the outskirts of the city of Logroño in Rioja Alta, their winery – a Y-shaped building designed to make optimum use of the space for both production and ageing of the wine – is known as “the Cathedral of La Rioja”. From the beginning, the winery has known how to combine the traditional methods of production and ageing with the most advanced modern techniques of viticulture and vinification. A favourable geographic location, gives the vineyards all the ingredients to produce good fruits. Indeed the clay and chalky soil is watered by the rain and the Ebro river. This area also benefits from warm sunshine and the influence of the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts. In 1978, Bodegas Olarra achieved their first Gold medal for a Cerro Añon wine in the tenth International Wines and Spirits Competition in the UK. Numerous awards followed from then on, proof of the outstanding quality of their wines.

Olarra's Cerro Anon Gran Reserva has become a stock-solid Exel favourite and our biggest-ever-selling wine. For more on that wine, see here.

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For this wine, the Laztana Gran Reserva, see the blue link below for Olarra's own, detailed fiche technique/technical sheet, which includes full vintage, vineyard and winemaking details.

Bodegas Olarra Laztana Gran Reserva 2011 - fiche technique

Tempranillo 90%, Garnacha 5%, Mazuelo and Graciano (combined) 5%.

Deep ruby red with brick hues, Laztana Gran Reserva is a wine at its best. Its aromatic complexity includes red berries, liquorice, notes of smokiness and leather. To the palate, it feels smooth, fresh, elegant, showing a good structure, and finishing with a fruity aftertaste.