Full and rounded, elegant with long rich, fruity finish.
Tasting Notes: Deep red in colour with shades of ruby on the rim of the glass. On the nose, at the time of release, it revealed a delicate balance between ripe red berry aromas and those of spices and smokiness. Over time, the bouquet has grown more complex, showing aromas of leather, coffee beans and raisins. The mouthfeel is as firm, elegant and smooth as one should expect from a Rioja Gran Reserva, with a surprisingly long and fresh finish. Aged in oak for 27 months.
"Classic vanilla and fruitcake nose, along with some creaminess. Smooth tannins on the velvety palate, plus smooth and round, silky tannins, zippy acidity and really good fruit concentration. A lovely example with very good length. Bravo!"
95/100 points (Gold Medal), Decanter World Wine Awards, January 2021
Also awarded 93/100 points, Tim Atkin MW
Created in 1973 and situated on the outskirts of Logroño in Rioja Alta, Bodegas Olarra’s winery is known locally as “the Cathedral of La Rioja”. The clay and chalky soil of the vineyard is watered by both the rain and the river Ebro, while the area also benefits from warm sunshine and the climatic influence of the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts.
Food Match : Red meats, BBQ or Grilled meats, tomato based dishes. hard cheeses.
Grape : Tempranillo 90%, Garnacha 5% and Mazuelo & Graciano 5%
Producer : Gruppo Bodegas Olarra
Country : Rioja, Spain