2014 Gran Reserva Viña Arana Gift Box

La Rioja Alta S.A., Rioja Wine Region, Spain

Drinking 2020-2028


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Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£35.08

Case of 6 £210.48

Magnum 150cl

Single bottle£70.16

Case of 6 £420.94

Tasting Notes

This has amazing aromatics: sweet blackberry and black cherry fruit with dried herbs, tar and spice, as well as some hints of vanilla and coconut, and sweet tobacco, too. The palate is juicy and supple, but also quite profound, showing cherries, berries, spice, sweet herbs, some cedar and coconut from the oak, and a lovely sense of harmony and precision. It’s a ripe wine, but shows such complexity and focus, with everything pulling in the right direction. I’m just so impressed with this wine: in its style – classical Rioja – it is just about perfect, and is beginning to enter a very long drinking window. So complex and layered and refined.
96 points, Dr Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com

Reviews & Scores

Old-fashioned Rioja at its glorious best”
Tim Atkins MW, Wine of the Week

“One of the most outrageously enjoyable wines I’ve had in months […] Make no mistake, a claret or burgundy of this quality and this maturity would be at least twice the price.”
Johnny Ray, The Spectator

I’m just so impressed with this wine: in its style – classical Rioja – it is just about perfect” 
96 points, Jamie Goode, WineAnorak

This wine is one of the most rewarding and classically-shaped wines I have tasted from this property in a long while and the fact that bottles only cost £35 makes this release an even more compelling proposition. […  ]It is the epitome of historic Rioja”
Matthew Jukes, Wednesday Wine

This Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2014 from La Rioja Alta is dynamite […] Hard to think of a wine that offers so much complexity for...

the money" 
Henry Jeffreys (Wine writer for BBC Good Food and The Spectator), Instagram


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This is a classic marriage (for 904) of Tempranillo and 11% Graciano that will appeal to the wine's many dedicated fans. Sweet balsamic and coconut aromas segue into a palate that's gentle, savoury and caressing with vital underlying acidity and structure.95 points and one of the ‘Wines of the Year’, Tim Atkin MW


An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe black raspberry, cherry cola, potpourri, tobacco and exotic spices, plus a smoky mineral flourish. Sweet and broad in the mouth, offering lush red and blue fruit, spicecake, mocha and coconut flavors that firm up on the back half. Finishes extremely long and spicy, with resonating florality, gently chewy tannins and lingering oak spice notes....


"The 2015 offers seductive red fruits – wild strawberries, red cherries, plums and currants – all balanced by the judicious use of fragrant, vanilla-driven oak. There are also subtle notes of coffee, chocolate and forest floor, teased out with time in the glass. Many of La Rioja Alta’s wines are made with ageing in mind, but the Arana is the...


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