Sierra Cantabria Gran Reserva 2008
Un buen representante de las típicas largas crianzas de Rioja, este Gran Reserva ha permanecido casi diez años en la bodega y nos transporta con sus matices primarios a la ya lejana vendimia de 2008. El equilibrio de la madurez y la frutosidad de la Sonsierra riojana en un vino. Procede de las fincas en altitud de la bodega en las localidades de San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Labastida y Laguardia.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The 2008 Gran Reserva has been in bottle since 2011, so it's quite polished and developed. It's mostly Tempranillo with a 2% pinch of Graciano from vines over 30 years old in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, fermented at controlled temperatures and matured in American oak barrels for 26 months. It was a cold and wet vintage, and at this stage in its development, the wine shows very strong smoky aromas, toast and charred oak. At almost age ten, the fruit is fading into the background and there is more aromatic complexity. The palate shows very good freshness, with some acidity still noticeable from the vintage conditions and also from their use of higher-altitude vineyards for this bottling. 10,000 bottles produced.
Some richness and density here, as well as freshness, in spite of the age. Ripe dark plums and berries swathed in spice and some mocha to close. In a good place. Drink or hold.
Aged 26 months in 25% new American oak, the 2008 Gran Reserva (97% Tempranillo and 3% Graciano) is another blockbuster effort from Sierra Cantabria. Smoke, graphite, lead pencil shavings, and loads of black currants, black cherries, and licorice all jump from the glass of this beauty. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and textured, with ripe tannin, it's going to evolve nicely for another two decades or more.