Sierra Cantabria Reserva 2012
£12.80 (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Reserva is pure Tempranillo from a dry and healthy vintage. It matured in oak barrels for 18 months and is classical, clean, balsamic, faintly smoky and layered. Even though it's from an extremely dry vintage, the wines from the cooler Sonsierra zone of Rioja managed to keep the freshness. There are notes of fresh meat, some iron and underbrush. The palate is juicy with soft, polished tannins and a velvety texture. 20,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2015.
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Aged for 18 months in French and American oak barrels.