What does this wine taste like?
|Opaque / Dark / Deep / Ruby-red glints|
|Delicate / Balanced / Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Smoky notes / Spicy notes / Ageing notes / Tobacco / Leather / Complex|
|Full / Rounded / Smooth / Elegant / Long / Persistent|
I read an excellent review of this wine in Decanter Magazine and decided to try it... despite my best instincts. The wine is drinkable, but like most of the producers who fell under Parker's spell in the 90s (now things have changed and Luís Gutierrez is much more sophisticated and reliable guide) Olarra overdoes the extraction and, in this case in particular, the oak. It may be that with time full integration will take place, although it seems unlikely considering that the wine is already 10 years old. I'll stay with Tondonia and La Rioja Alta.by: Aco (24/11/2020) - Vintage 2011
Esta bodega es todo un descubrimiento. Si el Crianza merece la pena, este gran reserva es espectacular. Es exquisito y el precio que tiene, muy competitivo.by: Luis (12 Feb) - Vintage 2011
Una gran bodega
Una gran reserva con un gran paladar excelente vino
Bodegas Olarra forms part of the Grupo Bodegas Olarra, to which Bodegas Ondarre (D.O.Ca Rioja) and >Bodegas y Viñedos Casa del Valle (IGT Tierra de Castilla) also belong. Founded in 1973, Bodegas Olarra is located in Logroño, and distinguished by the beauty and complexity of its installations, known as the Rioja Cathedral, and remarkable for its Y-shape design and for having 111 hexagonal domes. The ageing hall houses 26,000 oak barrels. They are committed to perfection in the...