2010 Remelluri Rioja La Granja Remelluri Gran Reserva

Year: 2010
Appellation: Rioja
Country: Spain
Wine Advocate: 95
Vinous Media: 95
James Suckling: 98
Jeb Dunnuck: 94
Jancis Robinson: 18/20
Red Wine

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$59.95

VERY RARE, VERY VERY GOOD!!

"I was really blown away by the 2010 Granja Remelluri Gran Reserva, their take on more classical Rioja; IT is aged in oak for a longer time, but not without having selected grapes from their very best plots that would benefit from the extended élevage. The varietal composition is approximately 75% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha and 5% Graciano. Like all of the wines here, it fermented in small stainless steel and oak vats with indigenous yeasts, and then matured in oak barrels for some 26 months. The nose is full of flowers, blood orange, sweet spices, violet pastille and curry. It's very aromatic and perfumed, with the herbs that you find in the Remelluri mountains, rosemary especially. It is extremely attractive, with a nose that makes you go back to it over and over again. This is still very young, but terribly balanced. The tannins are refined and there is a fine thread of acidity going through its core and lifting it up. This could very well be the best vintage of Granja so far. And having seen the improvements in the vineyards, my feeling is that the best is yet to come. Around 20,000 bottles produced.

I tasted with Telmo Rodríguez and Pablo Eguzkiza who returned to Remelluri in 2010. The wines are now showing the improvements in the vineyards, which are all now organically certified. The 2010 Granja is simply superb." (WA)

"Deep bright-rimmed ruby. A heady, expansive bouquet evokes fresh, mineral-accented red berries, cherry liqueur, vanilla and cedary oak, and a sexy floral nuance emerges with air. Silky and seamless on the palate, offering alluringly sweet, concentrated raspberry, cherry-vanilla, spicecake and floral pastille flavors that are given spine and focus by a core of juicy acidity. Rich yet energetic in style, displaying wonderful finishing clarity, fine-grained tannins and outstanding, floral-dominated persistence." (VM)

"Complex aromas of hazelnuts, dried flowers, dark fruits and stones. Subtle. Full-bodied, chewy and structured. Fills your mouth. An age-worthy wine that harkens back to the great Rioja of the 1940s and 1950s. Available in 2016." (JS)

"The 2010 Granja Remelluri Gran Reserva is a beauty, a blend of 75% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, and the rest Graciano that spent over two years in oak. This medium to full-bodied, incredibly classic Rioja offers tons of dark, earth fruit, cedarwood, olive, and tobacco aromas and flavors. It has terrific concentration, beautiful mid-palate density, ripe tannins, and a great, great finish. It’s beautiful today, if not still young, and will keep for another 15 years or more." (JD)

"Bright cherry red. Fine, ripe but very fresh cherry fruit. Terrific freshness and that characteristic dry finesse. Super-fine tannins, quite a grip but beautifully balanced. Finesse and elegance with the oak very much in the background. Juicy even though the texture is dry." (JR)

Winery Notes:
Sourced from our oldest plots, all of the grapes for our Gran Reserva were hand selected in the vineyard and transported in 20kg boxes.

Vinification:
The wine was fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks and 5000L wooden vats. It was then aged for 27 months in a combinations of 2 to 3 year old French and American oak.

Tasting Notes:
Spice box of aromas reminiscent of tobacco, sandalwood and pencil lead. The palate is grand and gains presence with aeration. Good length and great finesse.


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