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Gran Albina Vendimia Seleccionada 2015

Gran Albina Vendimia Seleccionada

2015
Rioja (Spain)

The Gran Albina Vendimia Seleccionada is perfectly at home among both classic wines or wines followi...

£15.91

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Gran Albina Vendimia Seleccionada 2015

Type

Wine Red Reserva

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2015

Review

The Gran Albina Vendimia Seleccionada is perfectly at home among both classic wines or wines following the latest trends. A wine proud of its tradition, yet also displaying a modern side to show that it is possible to evolve without forgetting the past.

Over 125 years of history of Bodegas Riojanas can be felt in every sip; traditions which explain the complexity of its aromas. The classic aromas of damp forests, crispy fallen leaves, leather, cloves, incense, and tobacco leaves, alongside the vitality and agility of wild fruits, eucalyptus and black cherry skins. A Picota cherry colour with intense reddish glints tells us of a different production method, a wine full of life, but still retaining reassuring historic sensations.

Silky in the mouth with a fine liqueur feeling and hints of cocoa and spices coming to the front. Airy and fluid, it seduces the drinker with every sip, as soon as it comes into contact with your cheeks. It grows with time in the glass and becomes a true example of balance and complexity. Then hints of bay leaves and soil appear with the toasty feeling from the barrel staves and the delicate fruity character of the best Tempranillo grapes. With barely noticeable tannins and a discrete acidity, the wine fills every corner of your mouth with pleasure and smoothness. It is hard to describe its finish as it seems like it will never come to an end. Simply breathing in between sips is enough to feel the wine delighting your palate once more. Few wines have this gift of being able to thrill from a position of discretion and fineness, and even fewer have done it here in a land like Rioja with its firm traditional ideas about wines. The Gran Albina Vendimia Seleccionada is undoubtedly one such wine.

Food pairing

Stewed meats with mushrooms / Lamb with fine herbs / Vegetable casseroles

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry red / Intense
  • Bouquet:Ageing notes / Hardwoods / Fruit aromas / Full
  • Mouth:Balanced / Structured / Persistent / Long finish / Unctuous / Rounded / Characterful / Tannic / Concentrated

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC
  • Decanting:Aeration is recommended
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2030

Customer reviews

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by: Eric Chapelle (7 Oct) - Vintage 2015

Pas terrible

Pas terrible , il m'a laissé sans avis , assez plat et sans longueur

by: Eva (19/11/2019) - Vintage 2010

Para quedar bien

Su origen riojano es indudable, su clasicismo es de lo más elegante y su frutosidad perfectamente definida en el conjunto. Un vino con el que siempre quedaremos bien y que nos permite compartir con personas de paladares distintos. Tantas virtudes bajo una misma etiqueta no es tarea fácil, así que mi enhorabuena a Bodegas Riojanas.