Meticuloulsy harvested and carefully transported to the cellar, after two selection processes only the very best grapes were selected to make this Spanish red wine.
Cold-soaked in stainless steel tanks to extract a high concentration of colour, tannins and flavour out of the skins, the grapes were then delicately crushed by pneumatic press, fermented and transferred into new French oak barrels.
After the completion of malolactic fermentation, this Rioja red wine was aged for 18 months in those same barrels. Finally, after its bottling Baigorri Reserva 2010 was aged for a further years in the cellar prior to its release onto the market.
Decant this reserva from Baigorri 1 hour before drinking. The wine, incidentally, has a splendid future.
The red wine Baigorri Reserva has a dark cherry colour with violet tinges and a ruby hue at the rim.
The nose of this single varietal Tempranillo is a Rioja textbook. Ripe red fruit and underbrush, with an earthy touch and notes of vanilla, Moroccan leather, Havana cigars, bitter cocoa, clove, cinnamon and exotic spices.
Sweet and meaty, with a smooth texture that delights the palate. This reserve red wine from Bodegas Baigorri has been smoothed by the years, though the long ageing process has not diminished its vitality. Juicy wild berries, hints of spices, balsamic notes and touches of liquorice. This wine from Rioja Alavesa has a tense acidity and a long finish with some mineral remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
A modern Rioja classic, Baigorri Reserva 2010 is a wine that one could drink every day without ever getting tired of it.
Baigorri Reserva 2009:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 90.
Baigorri Reserva 2008:
Enterwine 93. Peñín 91. Bacchus de Oro 2016.
Baigorri Reserva 2007:
Peñín 92. Tanzer 90.
|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||18|
|Other guides||Tim Atkin 95.|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Game animals, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
Charmingly understated, with great integration of wood and fruit. 5 stars.