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La Vicalanda Reserva 2014

La Vicalanda Reserva

2014
Rioja (Spain)
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We may well open a bottle of Reserva from La Rioja with some preconceived ideas. Perhaps bottles we'...

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Details for La Vicalanda Reserva 2014

Type

Wine Red Reserva

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2014

Review

We may well open a bottle of Reserva from La Rioja with some preconceived ideas. Perhaps bottles we've come across in the past make us conjure up a wine of delicate intensity, dominated by the aromas of leather and old wood. Yet all this imaginary conjecture vanishes on sensing the first aromas of the La Vicalanda Reserva, and even earlier we'd dare say.

Once in the glass it appears lively, intense and modern. It has slow, plentiful tears and an intense colour. Its 14 months of ageing have done nothing but bestow complexity and profundity on the wine. The fruit is still very much in evidence and the oak is there as a companion, like a dancing duo who know how to keep in perfect step; nobody treads on anybody else's toes. You'll recognise in it aromas of cedar wood and tobacco leaves, but also those of ripe black fruit and violets. The tannins from the wood and juiciness of the fruit intermingle to form a harmonious whole which rounds off a splendid passage with spicy hints and a magnificent aftertaste that's balsamic and very long.

Serve it between 16 and 18 degrees, accompanied by some fine lamb ribs or a good game dish and it'll be imprinted on your memory forever.

Food pairing

Game dishes / Rice dishes / Cured cheeses / Vegetables / Roast lamb / Any type of meat / Serrano ham

Production

  • Ageing period:14 months
  • Barrel age:New and semi-new
  • Type of wood:French oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewGarnet / Intense / Purplish glints
  • Bouquet:Mineral notes / Roasted notes / Black fruit / Higly aromatic / Elegant / Balsamic notes / Fruit aromas
  • Mouth:Powerful / Balanced / Structured / Long / With body

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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by: tobias (25 Sep) - Vintage 2014

elegant

sehr eleganter und nicht aufdringlicher wein aus dem Rioja, nase schön, körper mittel und dezenter aber ausdrucksstarker abgang.

by: Maluena (12/01/2019) - Vintage 2012

Excelente

A la altura de las expectativas que marca esta bodega Un vino muy potente con su justa mefida de acidez

by: Agparis (29/08/2018) - Vintage 2012

Rioja

J’avais déjà eu l’opportunité de goûter une cuvée de 2014 L’année 2012 me paraît encore meillleure À consommer sans tarder

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