Bodegas Urbina

Rioja (Cuzcurrita del Río Tirón)

Bodegas Urbina Gran Reserva Especial 1996


Plum, carob, briar, and earth, all mature with figs and mixed dried fruit. Complex, with orange peel, cardamom, and angelica, birch branch, amarone earth, nice space and nice spice. This is beautifully organised and mobile, with sabroso interplay and a lovely dry leaf vegetal after-perfume. The wines are often racked to stainless during this ageing, for checking, stabilising, re-blending, confirmation, and they are also aged for a couple of years in stainless after ageing. All are naturally stabilised without fining or filtration.