A reserva wine produced by Bodegas San Valero in the Cariñena Denomincación in the Aragon region in north-eastern Spain. Made from Spain’s most prestigious red grape Tempranillo, perhaps most famous for Rioja, and vinified in a very similar manner. Traditional fermentation was followed by 12 months ageing in American oak, with a further 2 years bottle ageing in the Bodega before release.
The colour is bright, intense cherry-red with a tawny rim. The nose has intense aromas, with fine toasty notes from the oak and hints of red berries against a light background of stewed fruit. Notes of vanilla and spices contributed by the oak during cask ageing. The palate is round, velvet and meaty with a lovely integration of the sweet tannins from the grapes and those from the wood, resulting in a smooth yet robust wine.
It is powerful yet elegant and delicate.
This is a great wine with plenty of age, soft tannins. an excellent crowd pleaser.