Gran Reservas are a real Rioja specialty, handled with kid-glove care from vineyard to cellar. When you find one that’s from a sought-after year like 2001 – widely regarded by experts and collectors as one of the vintages of the century – you pounce.
Right place, right time – but only 280 cases (and dwindling)
That’s just what we did, when a prestigious bodega (whose family winemaking tradition dates back to 1890) told us about this beauty. Their winery crew had unearthed a long-forgotten-about parcel, tucked away in a dark corner to develop. Needing the space, they offered us an unrepeatable price. And we took every last drop.
Classic Rioja in the glass
Showcasing pure Tempranillo, aged 36 months in oak barrel and 10-plus years in bottle, it delivers incredibly fine structure, elegance and mellow aromas/flavors of forest floor, vanilla and plum. Slowly decant an hour before serving with fine filet, rack of lamb or a plate of charcuterie.
High sell-out risk – hurry to secure your share.