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Austral Semi-crianza Austral Rioja 2015 (6x 75cl)

Bright, cherry red in appearance, the nose is full of intense red and black fruit aromas with just a hint of vanilla. The palate is well-balanced with a rich ripe fruit character and warm finish.

£105.02

Beronia Crianza 2013 (1 x 75cl)

The grapes for this wine were collected at the beginning of October. Following harvest the grapes underwent cold maceration for a few days in order to extract aromas and colour however not tannins. Alcoholic fermentation took place at low temperature of less than 26ºC with periodic pumping over. The wine was then aged in mixed oak barrels of American staves and French tops for 12 months giving both vanilla notes from the American oak and spice from the French oak. The wine was bottled in January 2016 and remained in bottle for 3 months before being released to the market.

 

This Beronia Crianza shows an intense cherry colour. Attractive nose with red fruits and floral aromas in perfect harmony with mineral and cocoa notes. A balanced and sweet palate with the fruit and liquorice standing out over a base of chocolate and coffee.  Persistant and well structured.

 

This wine is made using the following grapes: 82% Tempranillo, 14% Garnacha and 4% Mazuelo.  

£11.08

Bodegas Benito Urbina Gran Reserva 1996 (1x 75cl)

Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their March 2017 edition review of  premium Riojas (see blue link below).

 

Bodegas Benito Urbina Gran Reserva 1996 - March 2017 Decanter review

 

Bodegas Urbina is a winery which has been in the Urbina family for four generations since 1870. The present winery was designed, built and run by the family in 1986 and was created to facilitate producing fine wines.  Urbina has 75 hectares of vineyards located at two main vineyard sites - the first is at Cuzcurrita de Rio Turon, a well-known area for producing Riojas capable of ageing for many years and the others are at Uruñuela, in the heart of the Rioja DOC, which consistently produces wines of great quality and body. The grapes used are from vines aged over 20 years old. The vines are grown in accordance with traditional practices, no herbicides and limited use of pesticides and fungicides. 

 

The Urbina Gran Reserva is harvested by hand and the skins remain in contact with the must for 28 days.  It is then fermented at a temperature of 28°C using indigenous yeast.  The wine is matured for 24 months in American oak before being bottled and matured for another 48 months before being released for sale.

 

The Urbina Gran Reserva 1996 has a splendid ripe, complex nose, is reddish-garnet in colour with harmonious and well-balanced oak and fruit tannins.  It also displays intense rich fruit, great finesse and velvet smoothness on the palate.  It goes perfectly with slow roasted lamb shoulder or with game - particularly duck and pheasant.

£21.72

Bodegas Benito Urbina Urbina Gran Reserva Especial 1994 (1x 75cl)

Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their March 2017 edition review of premium Rioja (see blue link below).

  

Bodegas Benito Urbina Gran Reserva 1994 - March 2017 Decanter review

  

This Gran Reserva is a blend of 90% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo. It spent two years in oak then four years in bottle before it was released. It has an opulent nose with aromas of blueberry, hedgerow berries, leather and tobacco. Whilst on the palate it is dominated by red berry and sweet spice notes. A silky smooth wines with intense flavours, fine tannins and a lingering length.

£25.32

Bodegas Benito Urbina Urbina Seleccion 1999 (1x 75cl)

Seleccion is a blend of 90% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo and 5% Graziano. It is aged for 15 months in American oak casks and is before attaining ‘Reserva’ status. The nose is complex with concentrated aromas of damsons, cooked summer fruit, vanilla and a hint of coffee. On the palate, there are flavours of dried fruit, Christmas cake and fig. With silky tannins and smooth mouthfeel this is a sublime wine.

£15.60

Bodegas Beronia Crianza Magnum Spain 2011 (1x 1.5L Magnum)

Made from 82% Tempranillo, 14% Garnacha and 4% Mazuelo. The wine is aged 12 months in barrel and 12 months in bottle prior to release. Aromas of vanilla, raspberry and cherry dominate the bouquet. The palate is fresh and fruity with a rich and powerful finish.

£27.20

Bodegas Beronia Graciano 2012 (1x 75cl)

Made from 100% Graciano, this wine is part of the Beronia Coleccion series of single varietal wines. It has a complex, aromatic nose with violets, chocolate, mint and oak. A well structured wine with good acidity and soft tannins.
£15.30

Bodegas Beronia Gran Reserva 2008 (1x 75cl)

Made from 87% Tempranillo, 8% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano sourced from 50 year old vineyards. The nose displays tobacco, leather and spice whilst the palate is smooth with a good balance between fruit and oak.
£19.80

Bodegas Beronia Tempranillo Barrel Fermented 2011 (1x 75cl)

Made from 100% Tempranillo, the wine undergoes double fermentation in new American oak barrels for 9 months. The result is flavours of mocha and chocolate blended with vanilla and toasted oak.
£11.94

Bodegas Bhilar Lagrimas de Graciano Rioja 2015 (1x 75cl)

This bright and refreshing wine has concentrated aromas and flavours of red fruits, liquorice and eucalyptus. Full-bodied, with an elegant balance of freshness, fruitiness and tannins.

£8.94

Bodegas Escudero Arvum 2005 (1x 75cl)

A wine made with Love Labour Artistry and Science to delight the most exquisite palates.

£35.60

Bodegas Lan Gran Reserva 2007 (1x 75cl)

Garnet with ruby hues. Aromas of ripe red fruits combine with dried fruits and spicy vanilla, cinnamon and liquorice root from extended oak ageing, and leather and cigar box aromas from prolonged bottle ageing. Full bodied and round, it is elegant, balanced and superbly layered on the palate.

£19.85

Bodegas Lan Gran Reserva 2008 (1x75cl)

Garnet with ruby hues. Aromas of ripe red fruits combine with dried fruits and spicy vanilla, cinnamon and liquorice root notes from extended oak ageing. Full bodied and round, it is elegant, balanced and superbly layered on the palate.

£19.85

Bodegas Lan Reserva 2010 (1x 75cl)

A blend of 80% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo & 10% Garnacha make up this Reserva. The wine spends a minimum of 12 months in French and American oak and a further 24 months in bottle before release. Ripe cherries and Vanilla are in abundance in this wine.

£14.60
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