Gómez Cruzado Reserva 2011
Gómez Cruzado Reserva 2011 procede de viñedos muy antiguos plantados sobre tres tipos de suelos diferentes que combinados aportan potencia, estructura y elegancia. Es un Reserva pensado para perdurar, complejo, intenso, con buena carga de fruta en sazón, regaliz y cueros finos. Rioja para no fallar y presidir una buena mesa.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The Tempranillo used for the 2011 Reserva came from the cooler zones of the appellation, which nicely counterbalanced the heat and ripeness of the year. It fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts after a three-day cold soak and matured in French and American oak barrels for 18 months. This feels more mainstream, more marked by the élevage, possibly from another era (five years in the wine world can be an eternity, especially if you're changing). It has a medium-bodied palate with some dusty tannins and good flavors. 30,000 bottles and 1,500 magnums were filled in June 2015. - Luis Gutiérrez.
The soy-sauce character alongside the dried-cherry aroma makes this an interesting, medium-bodied, maturing Rioja. Moderate tannins and only fair length in the context of this strong vintage. Drink now or hold.
Last made back in 1926, Motúlleri is a stylishly packaged wine that's intended to compete with the classic, traditional reds of Rioja. Only sold in magnums, this will be an occasional release, with the next bottling in 2018. Marrying Tempranillo and Viura from the Sonsierra with 25% Garnacha from Badarán, it has cigar box and tangerine aromas, fine tannins and lively, floral and red and dark berry flavours. 2023-40