Finca La Emperatriz Reserva 2014
£12.78 (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The classical 2014 Finca la Emperatriz Reserva was cropped from a challenging vintage, where vineyard work made all the difference. It is a blend of Tempranillo with 3% Garnacha, 2% Viura and 1% Graciano fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and a short maceration. It matured in 70% American and 30% French oak barrels for 22 months. It was my favorite from the selection I tasted. I found it serious, balanced and nicely integrated, with the oak neatly folded into the fruit, subtle and elegant. It's medium-bodied with good freshness and very fine tannins. 42,000 bottles and 985 magnums were filled in July 2016.