Viña Real Gran Reserva 2008 Wine Review
Viña Real Gran Reserva 2008
Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain
Community Reviews: 4
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 87/100
Slightly past peak maturity but still drinking well. The fruit has fallen away; what remains is acidity, dust and earthy notes. Think all bones, no flesh. Some tanned leather, cigar and dried tobacco leaves.
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This Viña Real Gran Reserva 2008 was reviewed on October 15, 2016 by Natalie MacLean
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|Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
This wine is showing a lot of tertiary aromas already. Clean pronounced savoury aromas including: cedar, forest floor, leather, black fruit, ripe cherry, vanilla, mint and loads of pencil shavings. Acidity is high, tannins are moderate, alcohol is integrated and wine is medium (+) bodied. Key flavours include: cherry, cedar, earth, leather and long bitterness in the finish. I would recommend drinking this vintage within the next year as it is peaking already. Pair with braised beef.
Tasted, October 2015.
|Jacky Blisson rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Lovely candied red berries, earth and spiced aromas on first approach. Upon aeration, the fruit quickly fades leaving leather and talcum notes. Smooth and rounded on attack, just a touch lean through the mid-palate with moderate, chalky tannins and a faint orange peel hint on the moderate length finish. Lacks the power and opulence of a truly fine Gran Reserva, and is a little past its prime. Still drinking nicely though for those who enjoy older, dry wines.
|Produced by Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España, the 2008 vintage of the Gran Reserva is made from 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano grapes hand harvested from the villages of Laguardia and Alva. Polished tannins and lots of acidity. This wine is aged for 24 months in French and American oak barrels. - Community Wine Reviews|
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