Casta Diva Reserva Real 2002 - 50 cl.
£46.57 (Inc. VAT bot. 50 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This wine that last year looked like a solera wine, is confirmed this year. The NV Casta Diva Reserva Real 2002 is the bottling from November 2014 that you can see on the back label. The must had a partial fermentation in oak barrels as it was stopped with the addition of alcohol and then added to a solera started in 2002 with a wine that was served at the royal wedding of king Felipe of Spain. The wine has 210 grams of sugar and 13.6% alcohol. Old gold, amber-colored, the nose is really spicy and smoky with aromas of dried apricots and nougat as well as developing diesel notes. It is complex and ever changing with very good depth. In the mouth it tastes of honey, almonds and 'turrón de Jijona' (the Christmas almond paste from the region) and finishes very long and persistent, with great length. This is truly outstanding, turning more balsamic once it's in the glass. While not cheap, this is still good value for the quality it delivers. Some 300 bottles are filled each year.
Between 8ºC and 10ºC
Aged for 12 months in French and Hungarian oak foudres (large tuns).
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