2015 Contino Rioja Gran Reserva

$59.95 / 750 mL
In Stock | 12+ remaining

Critic's Notes

John Gilman - View From the Cellar, 94+

“… the first Gran Reserva released here since the 2012 vintage … delivers a refined young nose of black cherries, black raspberries, cigar wrapper, a superb base of soil tones, cloves, a refined framing of oak and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, ripe and full-bodied, with excellent depth at the core, ripe, firm tannins, tangy acids and a long, complex and beautifully balanced finish … it is going to be a superb wine in the fullness of time. (Drink between 2033-2080)”

Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media, 95

“Expansive red and blue fruit, cured tobacco, potpourri, spice and succulent herb aromas, along with vanilla and smoky mineral notes. Sappy and expansive on the palate, offering mineral- and spice-accented boysenberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that deepen and turn sweeter as the wine opens up. Shows sharp definition and spicy thrust on the impressively long, gently tannic finish, which leaves behind suggestions of juicy blue fruits and oak spices.”

James Suckling, 97
JamesSuckling.com

“Plenty of sandalwood, cedar, black-fruit and walnut aromas. So perfumed. Just a hint of dried fruit to add complexity. Full-bodied and layered with firm tannins, yet the ripe fruit is layered in-between. Gorgeous, succulent finish. One for the cellar.”

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