Deliciously dark and lavishly barrel aged in fine French oak, this Reserva is from a very special boutique winery in the heart of Rioja – where you have insider access.
Altos de la Guardia was built from the ground up by Haut-Brion-trained Jean-Marc Sauboua and former Finca Villacreces star, Hector Gomez – a labor of love where the two talented winemakers could really stretch their creative legs. After just a few years of being an established bodega, they’ve won a staggeringnumber of local and international awards for their wines. And in 2017, they were named Spain's Best Producer at the International Wine & Spirit Competition.
This pure Tempranillo, harvested from their oldest (60+ years) vineyards in the premium Alavesa district, gives you a taste of their trademark style: powerful, elegant and with an undeniable finesse (clearly you learn a thing or three when you hone your craft at two world-renowned estates).
While previous releases of Altos de la Guardia Reserva have scored dozens of high marks with critics, this 2014’s awards tally is already stacking up, with multiple golds and 90+ point scores, including two 92-point ratings from Wine Enthusiast and Master of Wine, Tim Atkin:
“With liquorice and balsamic notes, savoury oak and fig and blackberry fruit, this is another stylish red from Altos de la Guardia.
There’s no doubt this is a very special bottle for lovers of fine Spanish reds – aged to perfection and just waiting to be opened and served with roast lamb or pork.