2001 Señorío de P. Peciña Gran Reserva Rioja
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Meanwhile, the 2001 Gran Reserva, aged in American oak for 48 months, has a lifted minty bouquet reminiscent of mature Right Bank Bordeaux! The palate is medium-bodied with rounded tannins. It is more youthful than the 2001Reserva, but without perhaps the same charm and personality. It has the substance to suggest it will age over the next decade. Drink now-2022.
This is a new find for us, and we couldn't be more thrilled about this producer. Founded in 1992 this is a relatively new producer, but fully old school in their approach. Their winemaker spent 20 years at one of our faves, La Rioja Alta, and his approach really shows here. Made from vines of approximately 40 years of age, this shows incredible density, but stays away from all that new oak and textural glycerin. As light as a feather and full of pipe tobacco, porcini mushrooms, and roasted anise seed, this is incredibly complex stuff. Perfect for any serious dinner or a quiet night with a book and a warm fire.