2014 Vina Arana Gran Reserva, La Rioja Alta, Rioja, Spain
A blend of Tempranillo with 6% Graciano that matured in American oak barrels for three years. Abundant spicy and smoky notes and a medium-bodied palate with a soft texture. Classic Rioja.
NEW FOR CHRISTMAS. Limited availability.
“Old-fashioned Rioja at its glorious best”
Tim Atkins MW, Wine of the Week
“One of the most outrageously enjoyable wines I’ve had in months […] Make no mistake, a claret or burgundy of this quality and this maturity would be at least twice the price.”
Johnny Ray, The Spectator
“I’m just so impressed with this wine: in its style – classical Rioja – it is just about perfect”
96 points, Jamie Goode, WineAnorak
“This wine is one of the most rewarding and classically-shaped wines I have tasted from this property in a long while and the fact that bottles only cost £35 makes this release an even more compelling proposition. [… ]It is the epitome of historic Rioja”
Matthew Jukes, Wednesday Wine
“This Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2014 from La Rioja Alta is dynamite […] Hard to think of a wine that offers so much complexity for... the money"
Henry Jeffreys (Wine writer for BBC Good Food and The Spectator)