Remelluri Reserva, 2010
Grape Varieties: Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and the whites Viura and Malvasía Riojana
The 2010 Reserva which was cropped from an almost perfect growing season. A blend of the reds Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and the whites Viura and Malvasía Riojana, it fermented with indigenous yeasts in a combination of stainless steel and oak vats then matured in French oak barrels for 17 months. The nose has earthy aromas and notes of ripe orange peel giving old-style character to the wine marked by very well-integrated oak and an obvious Rioja character. There are cherries, plums and spices with licorice and ink aromas. The day after, it has more strawberries with very good freshness, so the evolution in bottle should be good. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and good acidity that ends with sweet fruit flavors and something earthy, very pleasant and easy to drink.
Robert Parker: 93 points
Tim Atkin: 96 points
James Suckling: 95 points
Guia Penin: 94 points
Vinous Antonio Galloni: 92 points