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Viña Pomal Gran Reserva 2012

Viña Pomal Gran Reserva

2012
Rioja (Spain)
92
PEÑÍN

Viña Pomal is always a classic brimming with life, whether it's their Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reser...

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£29.43

£27.96

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Viña Pomal Gran Reserva 2012

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2012

Review

Viña Pomal is always a classic brimming with life, whether it's their Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva, and this latter is an especially serious and well-made wine, with all the elegance, balance and freshness of a fine Gran Reserva from the Rioja Alta.

Viña Pomal is the flagship brand of Bodegas Bilbaínas, a winery located in Haro's emblematic Barrio de la Estación, and producer of fantastic wines since 1911. Their style and their wines have continued to get better and better over recent years, much to the delight and enjoyment of all consumers thanks to the fact that they have constantly remained within a very affordable price range. The estate bearing the same name comprises 101 hectares of vineyards, planted for the first time in 1908 and the oldest vines nowadays date back to 1971. In the manufacture of their wines, they keep to the traditional system, which means the Gran Reserva spends 24 months in American oak barrels, with 2-3 rackings that clean the wine naturally, plus a further year in oak vats and three additional years before its release onto the market.

The character of the Viña Pomal Gran Reserva is particularly dry, with dry not sweet spiciness; the predominant aromas are of black pepper, liquorice and tobacco. It also features aromas exhibiting some dampness, such as leather, dead leaves and other more concentrated whiffs reminding us of hard or cured cheeses. Overall, it's an intense, profound nose that has great freshness.

With some aeration in the glass, the mature fruit-charged aromas come fully to life, and on the palate there appears the delightful juiciness of the essentially red fruit. A wine to open, serve and enjoy from the moment it's released, from the very first glass and for a decade in all its fullness.

Food pairing

Oily fish / Cured cheeses / Vegetables / Duck / Vegetable casseroles / Vegetable rice dishes / Meat rice dishes / Riojan style potatoes

Tasting notes

  • ViewBright / Picota cherry red / Garnet / Brick-red hues
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Ageing notes / Higly aromatic / Elegant / Tobacco / Liquorice / Fruit aromas / Spices / Dead leaves
  • Mouth:Balanced / Smooth / Fresh / Juicy / Rounded

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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by: Marky (27/07/2017) - Vintage 2010

Sean Connery of a wine

Long, rich and warm. A simply beautiful refined Tioja, long finish and a lovely balance of friut and oak. Will cellarvfor a long time.

by: SALVADOR SANCHIS (30/08/2017) - Vintage 2010

Nos encanto

Esta bodega era una de las preferidas de mi padre y conozco los Vina Pomal desde hace muchos años. Esta reserva del 2010 mantiene su calidad y lo disfrute mucho

Bodegas Bilbaínas

Bodegas Bilbaínas

Bodegas Bilbainas was established in 1901, when a group of Bilbao businessmen bought the winery from French producers who had created it in 1859 as a result of the phylloxera crisis in Bordeaux. Reference brand of Rioja red for many years, currently Bodegas Bilbainas is the largest vineyard owner in La Rioja Alta, with more than 250 hectares located in the municipality of Haro. Since its origins, the winery has specialized in farm wines that it produces based on the type of s...