La Rioja Alta Arana Gran Reserva

£36.99

Vintage: 2014

Country: Spain

Region: Rioja

Grape: Tempranillo, Tinto Fino

Alcohol: 14.5%

4 in stock

Description

Classically styled, this is an exceptional Gran Reserva combining grace and elegance. At six years of age, having spent three in barrel and two in bottle, the nose is showing development and refinement in an array of complex aromas; plums, red cherries and strawberries with nuances of vanilla, cinnamon and a delicate cigar box, tea leave-like herbal note. After a few minutes in the glass, the profile starts shifting towards more savoury aromas of undergrowth, porcini mushroom, cured meat and a balsamic touch, simply beautiful.

The palate feels fresh, with a vibrant energetic entry announcing its multi-layered character. Well balanced, tannins are perfectly integrated and provide structural support to fruit, spices and higher tertiary notes all in wonderful harmony; blackcurrants, wild strawberries and cherries intermingle with toasty notes of coffee bean and sweet spices, lingering on the palate that takes on to an earthy forest floor expression with a very long finish. Ready for drinking on arrival, it will drink well until 2035+