2015 Gran Reserva Viña Arana

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

Tempranillo, Drinking 2022-2040

PRICE TYPE: In Bond

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Bottle 75cl

Case of 6 £168.00

Magnum 150cl

Case of 6 £336.00

Tasting 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 one Gran Reserva release that is most approachable in its youth." Armit Wines

Reviews & Scores

“Quite simply, these are some of the finest Riojas that can grace your cellar: complex, refined, classic but without compromising fruit intensity and to reiterate: wines that speak about where they come from.” Neal Martin

"Graciano helps our Gran Reservas to age," says Julio Sáenz of this blend with 94% Tempranillo. Still youthful, this is a classic expression of the perfumed, American oak influenced La Rioja Alta style, with notes of coconut and sweet baking spices, fine tannins and refreshing underlying acidity. 2023-30 
94 points, Tim Atkin MW

Brilliant ruby. Energetic, spice- and smoke-accented black raspberry and candied cherry aromas are complemented by suggestions of rose oil, coconut and cured tobacco. Youthfully chewy and focused on entry, offering concentrated red and dark berry, cherry cola and candied licorice flavors that deepen steadily with air. Floral pastille and oak spice notes linger on the impressively long, smoke-tinged finish, which shows excellent clarity...

and polished tannins. 94 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous


 Aromas of dark plum, raspberry, mocha, mushroom, chocolate, mocha, coconut and cigar box. Full-bodied with ripe, fine tannins and bright acidity. Balanced and supple with a velvety texture. Coffee notes on the long, succulent finish. 95% tempranillo and 5% graciano. Drink or hold. 95 points, James Suckling


 

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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....

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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

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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....

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