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Baigorri Belus 2014

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€17.70

Baigorri Belus 2014

Characteristics

  • Vintage. 8 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

ñ 93
Peñín Score 93
94
Enterwine Score 94
94
Media rating 94

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€17.70
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Details

This Spanish red wine is produced in the Rioja Alavesa by the prestigious Baigorri winery.

The most interesting characteristic of Baigorri Belus is that it is made principally from Mazuelo (a.k.a. Carignan), a most uncommon thing for a Rioja red wine. The blend is complemented with Tempranillo and other native grapes from Rioja.

Meticulously harvested and selected, the uncrushed grapes were destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks with gentle pump-overs performed through gravity.

After that, this Crianza red wine was transferred into French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation. Finally, Baigorri Belus 2014 was aged in new French oak barrels for a period of 8 months.

The wine was further aged for 24 months in the bottle before it was released onto the market.

Drink Baigorri Belus 2014 until 2024.

Gently decant it 30 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine Baigorri Belus has a crimson coloured body with violet tinges.

Nose

Loads of blueberries, blackberries and redcurrants. After some aeration, this red wine by Bodegas Baigorri surprises us with marked black olives aromas alongside a creamy and spiced background.

Palate

The palate of this red wine from La Rioja Alavesa is elegant and intense, with a bold passage that is well structured. There is a very good balance between the tannins and the acidity. The aftertaste of this blend of Mazuelo and Tempranillo is long, accompanied by an aftertaste that pushes interesting floral sensations around the palate and nose.

Our personal opinion

Definitely, Baigorri Belus 2014 is not your ordinary Rioja red wine. A wine for connoisseurs and adventurous drinkers.

OTHER VINTAGES

Baigorri Belus 2013:

14 months in barrels. Enterwine 94.

Baigorri Belus 2012:

Peñín 93.

Baigorri Belus 2010:

Enterwine 94.

Baigorri Belus 2008;

Peñín 90.

Year 2014
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Vintage
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 8
Parker Score No
Peñin Score 93
Our Score 94
Media rating 94
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Mazuelo, Tempranillo, Otras variedades tintas.
Pairings Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Cooked foods, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Roasted lamb ribs, Rosted piglet, Stews
Taste Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
  1. belus baigorri review by Wine king on 8/21/2018
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    This wine is tartier and more focused than the average Rioja. I suppose it is because of the mazuela grape. Anyway, I love this style.

  2. Baigorri review by Belus on 11/4/2017
    Value

    Cherry color. Powerful and concentrated. Ripe and textured, with raspberries and damsons. Very long. Lovely.

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