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Bodega Akutain, Rioja Reserva, Spain, 2015


Akutain’s top wine is a blend of their four parcels, but here there’s a higher percentage from their high-altitude vineyard of Gembres (650m). Cool nights and larger diurnal temperature range impact the quality of the juice giving exquisite fruit, more acidity and ageing potential. Vinified in tank and then barrel aged in the same way as the Crianza, the Reserva receives an additional two months in barrel and four months in bottle before release. There is more structure and complexity here with spicy, plummy, dried fig fruit as well as a herbal edge; oak ageing is seamlessly integrated and allows a fresh and lifted finish, with salinity keeping everything in focus. For drinking now to 2035.

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