2014 was a classic vintage in Rioja and Contino, one of the great (in our view probably the greatest) Estates in Rioja, has produced a magnificent Gran Reserva. Jeb Dunnock, a highly respected critic, was unequivocal in his praise with a score of 96/100:
“Gorgeous notes of red plums, currants, vanilla spice, and candied flowers all emerge from the 2014 Gran Reserva. With full-bodied richness, a rounded, layered texture, plenty of mid-palate depth, and present yet ripe tannins, this beauty does everything right and can be drunk with incredible pleasure any time over the coming 10-15 years.”
This is a ‘must buy’ for all of us who love fine wine and in particular the very best from Rioja. It is also exceptional value for money compared with wines of a similar quality from Bordeaux & Burgundy. It is available in bottles and splendid magnums – it is only produced in relatively small quantities and our allocation reflects this. We will all be buying this ourselves if there is any left.
Please note: the wine will be shipped in the Autumn of this year.