remirez de ganuza, reserva tinto, rioja 2008
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

2008 remirez de ganuza, reserva tinto, rioja

Why We're Buying

Bodegas Fernando Remírez de Ganuza Rioja Reserva is a wine in complete control. The cuvée sports a flawless complexion of minerals, spice, and black fruit flavors. While the balancing act would make any tightrope walker jealous, savvy investors should give this tempranillo a decade to blossom.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Nosing from one to the other, the 2008 Reserva has an almost identical bouquet to the 2007, with a coconut/vanilla tincture developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and, like the 2007, it handles the oak with style, thereby allowing the fruit to surface towards the finish with creme de cassis, dark cherries, soy and touch of orange blossom. This will be kept another three years in bottle, so it should turn out to be an excellent Reserva when ultimately released. Drink 2017-2028.