The nose fills with aromas of mature black and red fruit. Hints of cinnamon and sage give the wine pleasant spicy and herbal undertones. Lots of depth on this wine with lush, velvety tannins that create a long finish.
Wine Spectator 92 points - This dense red delivers a mouthful of flavor, with rich notes of plum pudding, baking spices, coffee and toasty vanilla. The full, plush texture is supported by well-integrated tannins and just enough acidity to stay fresh. A modern style. Drink now through 2022.
(Jul 31 2015)
This Reserva has aromas of mature black and red fruit, as well as sweet, creamy, balsamic and toffee notes. There is a good balance between the ageing nuances from extended maturation and the ubiquitous fruit aromas. This wine has good intensity and balance, with soft, round tannins, and a long finish with hints of toast and liquorice. If possible, decant this wine before drinking and serve with red meats, game and strong aged cheeses.
|Wine maker notes
|Aromas of mature black and red fruit fill the nose, with hints of cinnamon and sage lending a pleasant spiciness and herbaceous quality to the bouquet. This is a complex wine with lush, velvety tannins and create a long finish. This age-worthy Reserva is vinified in large French oak vats, then aged in new and second-use French and American oak barrels for 24 months, plus an additional 24 months in bottle. Approachable now, yet will continue to develop for years to come. Decant before serving. Vivanco Reserva’s intensity is a great match for hearty stews, roasted red meats, or even, dark chocolate.
Juan Gris’ Still Life graces the label. Many of Gris’ paintings are linked to wine, but this particular piece is on display at the Vivanco Museum. The complexity and elegance of this work remind of the winery’s Reserva.
|90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano
|It is recommended that this wine be decanted before consumption. Its intensity allows it to pair well with red meats hearty stews, as well as strong, aged cheeses, or even dark chocolate.