This is a very special Spanish red wine from Rioja.
Produced by Bodegas Baigorri, Baigorri de Garage is crafted from the winery´s own very old Tempranillo vines, located at the foothills of Sierra Cantabria. Farmed following environmentally friendly procedures, these old clones of Tempranillo are more delicate than the modern ones, and have lower yields, but also possess a unique personality.
The grapes were harvested by hand, one by one, and went through an exacting vinification process. The selected grapes received a long pre-fermentation maceration in wooden vats. After this process. they were delicately pressed in a vertical presses specially designed for this wine.
This old-vines Tempranillo was then transferred into French oak barrels, while remaining in contact with its lees. Then this wine from the Rioja Alavesa underwent malolactic fermentation and a subsequent 24-month ageing period in the barrels.
Drink Baigorri de Garage 2014 until 2025.
Decant 1 hour before drinking.
The wine Baigorri de Garage has a deep cherry red coloured body, and some bluish reflections.
Complex and intense aromas, dominated by ripe red fruits and notes of figs, plums and blackberries, characteristic of a Tempranillo from Rioja, all entwined by some herbal nuances and hints of tobaccos, smoked notes, Eastern spices, blue flowers and liquorice.
This wine by Bodegas Baigorri has a very flavorful entrance onto the palate, with a round passage and a lush texture. Acidity is exceptional, tannins promise a long life and the wine shows real complexity. This reserve red wine has a long aftertaste of prunes, balsam, vanilla, flowers and toast.
|Our personal opinion||
A superb Rioja, Baigorri de Garage 2014 is intense, deep and rewarding.
Baigorri de Garage 2013:
Enterwine 94. Peñín 92.
Baigorri de Garage 2011:
Parker 88. Peñín 90. Enterwine 95.
Baigorri de Garage 2010;
Proensa 94. Best Wine from Rioja-Wines from Spain Awards UK 2015. Gold Medal-Decanter Asia Wine Awards. Gold Medal-Vinalies Internationales Paris.
Baigorri de Garage 2009:
Baigorri de Garage 2007:
Parker 92. Peñín 93.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||24|
|Name of Award||Wine from Spain Awards UK 2015: Best Rioja Wine. Decanter World Wine Awards London: Gold Medal Vinalies Internationales Paris: Gold Medal Premios Cinve Madrid. Gold Medal|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Cured cheeses, Duck, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
Really complex and dramatic, with poise, grace and a bit of melancholy - a trait I simply adore. First-class.
The quality of this red wine is very high. I think the price is fair. I rate it with 5 stars. My wife also loved it.