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Exceptional value for a wine aged 10 years!

"Delivering elegant weight & flowing mouthfeel, well complemented by savoury richness & fine-grained tannins"Wine Orbit

Drink with roast lamb, both slow-cooked bbq & meat dishes or aged cheese

Anciano Gran Reserva 'Aged 10 Years’ Tempranillo 2008 (Spain)

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$19.99p/Btl
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points
Anciano Gran Reserva 'Aged 10 Years’ Tempranillo 2008 (Spain)

Anciano Gran Reserva 'Aged 10 Years’ Tempranillo 2008 (Spain)

Member rating / 5
I'm impressed to discover a wine of this age and quality at this very affordable price...
$19.99p/Btl

Accolades

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Awarded Gold Medal

Gilbert & Gaillard, 2020

Description

  • American oak
  • Black cherry
  • Leather
  • Mellow tannins

"Offering immense complexity and bottle-matured seductive flavours, the wine shows dark berry, roasted nut, cured meat, clove and roasted nut characters. It's equally engaging and satisfying on the palate, delivering elegant weight and flowing mouthfeel, well complemented by savoury richness and fine-grained tannins. A wonderful food partner. At its best: now to 2023" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

An intense dark red shading to brick red at the rim. A range of different characteristics can be identified on the nose – black cherry fruit, spicy notes of leather and musk, tobacco and vanilla oak. Medium to full bodied with some finesse, concentrated red fruit compote flavours and smooth, mellow tannins on the finish.

Bodega Navalon was originally founded at the start of the 20th Century by Don Juan Sánchez. Tempranillo grapes are sourced from small growers across the ‘Valdepenas’ region (meaning literally ‘valley of the stones’) with an average vine age of 30 years. The soils are clayey lime and there is a chalky layer which retains water to refresh the vines. Altitude helps moderate summer heat, as the climate in Valdepeñas is classic continental, with cold winters and long hot, dry summers. Grapes are hand-harvested and after traditional winemaking the wine is aged in American oak casks for a minimum of 24 months in to create, a classic, complex, melow Gran Reserva style. After extensive tasting and analysis of the best cuvées winemaker Maria José Marchante and consultant Norrel Robertson Master of Wine selects only the finest wine for Gran Reserva.  After blending and bottling the wine is allowed to develop several more in bottle to ensure it is released perfectly mature, but will the ability to drink well for years more to come. 

Food Pairing: Drink with roast lamb, both slow-cooked bbq and meat dishes or aged cheese

 

 

 

 

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Alcohol

13%

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NZ (from $5.99)

Member Rating

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Outstanding wine the first bottle was awesome. Great price for a ten year old.

Max - 30/12/2020

M
A little light but a good Tempranillo

Mike - 21/02/2021


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