Viña Olabarri Gran Reserva 2004 Wine Review

Viña Olabarri Gran Reserva 2004
Viña Olabarri Gran Reserva 2004
Viña Olabarri Gran Reserva 2004
D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain
Community Score: 4.6/5
Community Reviews: 2
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Product #: 329102

Price: $24.95
Alcohol: 13%
Drink: 2013-2016
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Viña Olabarri
Agent: Brand New Day Wines & Spirits
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Natalie's Score: 90/100

The taste of maturity! Old leather, cigar box and dried herbs with dusty earth. Not fruity. Full-bodied and smooth.

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This was reviewed July 6, 2013 by

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Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

The 2004 Viña Olabarri Gran Reserva is composed of 80% Tempranillo and 20% combination of Mazuelo and Graciano and aged in French and American oak for 24 months before bottling. It has intense aromas of thyme, leather, truffle, clove, toasted oak, vanilla and coconut on the nose and dried cherry and black cherry together with vanilla and coconut on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated to aged wine with good acidity, refined tannins (decant for 30 min) and a long and silky finish. Though can be enjoyed with food, drink on its own; drink now – 2020 (>5 cm cork). My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 92-93 pts – HIGHLY recommended on both, quality and value – if that wasn’t enough, this wine scored # 27 in Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wines of 2011. Tasted August/13.

See my wine recommendations readily available at the LCBO here:
Compact and solid as stone on the nose, with leather, earth, tobacco, spice and botanical aromas accenting bold berry fruit. Superb balance and grip showcase black fruit, chocolate and fine oak flavors. Toasty and quite fine as a whole. Drink now through 2016. Special Designation: Editors’ Choice. Score: 93. Source: Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 15, 2011

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