2015 Viña Real Reserva Rioja

SKU #1537500 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The classical 2015 Viña Real Reserva is a blend of Tempranillo with 10% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano from a warm and early harvest that fermented in stainless steel vats and aged in new oak barriques for 22 months with rackings every four months. I find it very expressive, aromatic and open, ripe and hedonistic but without excess. It has the soft and approachable profile of the Alavesa wines but with the grip of the fine-grained, chalky tannins. It's gentle but has clout. Delicious! 340,000 bottles produced. I tasted from the only bottling of 2018. Inner quote mark (6/2019)

91 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2015 Vina Real Reserva (90% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha) has a pretty, fruit-filled nose of red and blue fruits, vanilla, spice, and cedarwood. With medium-bodied richness and a charming, sweetly fruited, balanced mouthfeel, it's well worth seeking out and will drink nicely for at least 4-6 years. Inner quote mark (12/2020)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Earthy berry and plum aromas come with patented Rioja side notes of vanilla and tobacco, while this reserva from a warm but top-notch vintage feels dry and slightly choppy. Roasted, gamy plum and berry flavors show some buttery oak, peppery notes and a leafy accent in front of a meaty finish touched up by lemony hints. Best from 2020- 2024. (MS) Inner quote mark (5/2019)

K&L Notes

Produced from more Rioja Alavesa fruit, and always bottled in the Burgundy shaped bottle, Viña Real is a Rioja that is perhaps more fruit forward, with a more lively and playful sense of structure than its sister Cune brand.

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By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/26/2021 | Send Email
A must-have for any Spanish wine lover! You can't help but appreciate the perfect blend of leather and flora that hit the nose with this classic reserva. The palate is refreshing, clean like a bowl of ripe cherries, and an ideal companion for your favorite savory taco truck snacks.

By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/20/2021 | Send Email
This is a wonderful and delicious Rioja. It is full bodied and complex with expressive mineral undertones . Mature and ready to drink now, it will be best with hearty foods.

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