Made primarily from grapes of the Mazuelo variety, the Baigorri Belus is one of the most impressive wines produced by the Samaniego winery. Its freshness on the nose is widely recognised, and the hints of liquorice and wild berry fruits forestall undertones of earth and India ink. Its entry on the palate is delicate and its passage extremely elegant; there's nothing superfluous in it, everything is there in just the right amount. It's powerful, yes, but also silky; its vibrant acidity and the well-integrated tannins deliver an exceptional red, with a balsamic and totally rounded finish, showing great balance between the bitter notes and the acidity and juiciness of the ripe red fruit.
What does this wine taste like?
|Picota cherry red / Violet glints|
|Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Complex|
|Unctuous / Elegant / Persistent / Powerful / Structured / Intense|
Drinking and storing
Red meats / Game / Casseroles / Strong dishes
Ratings and awards
|2016||93 PN||92 SK|
|2015||92 PN||91 SK|
We love the wines we've tried previously from Baigorri so we were excited to try this wine. Unfortunately we didn't enjoy it as much as their Reserva, and found the taste a bit odd. Perhaps it needs to be enjoyed with rich food, but we don't think we'll be buying more of this.
Excepcional vino. Deseando probar la nueva añada. Gran oportunidad de probar una variedad poco conocida. Baigorri me sigue sorprendiendo con sus vinos
|Ageing period||14 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
The magnificent building of Bodegas Baigorri in Samaniego, at the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria mountains, was designed by the Guipuzcoa architect Iñaki Aspiazu, with the intention of integrating it harmoniously into the countryside. To the passer-by, only a huge glass cube can be seen among an extensive carpet of vineyards; however, all of the industrious action in the winery takes place below, in its seven underground storeys descending to a depth of 32 metres. Since its...