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Viña Real Reserva 2015

Viña Real Reserva

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Viña Real Reserva is a perfect example of a traditional style of wine still made and loved today, a ...

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£17.20

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Viña Real Reserva 2015

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Alcohol content i

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2015

Review

Viña Real Reserva is a perfect example of a traditional style of wine still made and loved today, a style whose qualities and character have irreverently ignored changes in fashions or other tendencies in the world of wine. On drinking a glass of Viña Real Reserva, you are tasting past, present, and, most probably, the future of wine. Every sip reminds you of the great Rioja vintages whose wines age wonderfully for decades thanks to their marvellous acidity rather than excessive tannins or extraction. Changes in fashion led many great wines to abandon their own essence in the 1980s and 90s, and not only in Rioja but in other historic regions like Bordeaux too. Many wineries are now making amends and recovering their traditional styles of wine but Viña Real does not have to return to that path as their wines have never left it. Viña Real Reserva is an outstandingly balanced wine, with a timeless character, easily recognizable year after year. In a nutshell, a deeply elegant wine.

Its impressive colour in the glass remains intact however long the wine has aged for, and its aromas and feel immediately remind us of the best Rioja wines. Its liveliness is similar to a Crianza wine but its freshness, combined with complexity and a lingering taste in the mouth, indicate that it can only be a well-aged top quality Rioja Reserva. The best Tempranillo grapes are blended with small quantities of other classic red grapes from the region to create an enviable balance. Its graceful tannins befit its origins in Rioja Alavesa and the hundred years of winemaking experience the winery puts to good use. Roasted aromas and hints of leather which are excessively present in some Reservas, are merely a delicate framework in this wine to wrap around the top-quality, mature red fruit which delights wine-lovers just like a classic Rioja should.

Food pairing

Lamb / Cured cheeses / Grilled meat

Production

  • Ageing period:22 months
  • Type of wood:French and american oak

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 15ºC and 17ºC
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2024

Customer reviews

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by: Tony T (4 Jan) - Vintage 2015

Superb

Had a bottle of this last year and loved it so much I got more. Exceptional for the price with a really deep, smooth, rich Rioja flavour, with just the right amount of oakiness. Absolutely divine. Would drink this every day if I could.

by: Robbie (13/07/2017) - Vintage 2012

Similar to the Murietta but not quite as much depth

An easy drinking Rioja with a pleasant and mellow taste. It is a little lighter than some of the other Rioja's but is well rounded and enjoyable with all foods

by: mr l wells (08/04/2019) - Vintage 2014

not as smooth as i would expect

thought this was going to be a nice mellow reserve rioja with a oak finish wrong on both accounts. sharp after a good long breath

by: Werner (19/07/2020) - Vintage 2015

Klassieke Rioja

Geurige en zachte rioja. Drinkt makkelijk weg. Past bij vele gerechten. Ook lekker om zomaar van te genieten.

by: Don Leo (18/08/2020) - Vintage 2015

Estupendo

Vinazo por un precio muy razonable, esta listo para beber ya

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