Marqués del Silvo Gran Reserva 2015
- Textured, savoury
Pay attention mofo, it’s not every day that we offer Rioja Gran Reserva for less than a twenty! This six year old wine is just hitting it’s straps - so read on if you are a fan of fine Spanish wines.
Bodega Marqués del Silvo farm old vine, high altitude vineyards along the Ebro River in Spain’s famed La Rioja region. With a long history in the area, they craft very classy tempranillo-based wines, aged to perfection to achieve DO classification. In the case of this Gran Reserva, it sees 30 months in French and American oak (medium-toast) and a further 24 months in bottle. The resulting wine is a sturdy core of plum and berry fruit that is complimented by oak tannin and a herbaceous finish. A few tertiary characteristics are peeking through, but this is still a very fruit-driven wine.
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- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 90% Tempranillo 10% Garnacha
- Serving Temp.
Jack doesn't live here - Tempranillo does. It makes Jack its bitch. Tempranillo may be relatively new on the scene in Australia, but it's as widespread in Spain as Shiraz is in Australia. Rioja have strict regulations on wines classified by the region, and require the wine to be certain lengths of time in barrel and then in bottle, and allows the producer to classify based on these restrictions as: Joven (none to limited oak contact), Crianza (intermediate oak and bottle age) and Reserva (extended oak/bottle aging). The time spent in oak is generally judged based on fruit intensity, but the one thing you will find is that quality is pretty impressive across the board, from crunchy young Joven to luscious Crianza to blockbuster Reserva. Welcome to the vinous heartland of Spain. It smells and tastes amazing.