Altos de Inurrieta 2008
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This reserve wine Altos de Inurrieta 2008 is full-bodied with a good soul, produced by the Inurrieta winery in the Navarra region of Spain. This wine is crafted from a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon that have been cultivated between 1,500 to 1,600 feet of altitude (400-450 Meters) on slightly sloped landed that contain stone filled soils. This environment concentrates a world of flavors into these grapes that always result in well-balanced and very expressive wines.
This Spanish red wine reserves are aged for 15 months in French oak barrels from Allier.
|Appearance||This Altos de Inurrieta wine from Navarra demonstrates a high level of layering with a ripe cherry color and ruby edges.|
|Nose||Intense fruit aromatics with minerality and spices.|
|Palate||The palate of this Altos de Inurrieta wine from Cabernet S. and Merlot is absolutely superb. It is round and elegant, meaty, with ripe tannins; all of this is very silky.|
|Our personal opinion||
This red wine reserve Altos de Inurrieta 2008 more than lives up to its reputation. We have personally had the pleasure to enjoy this wine with a Castilian lamb and very much enjoyed it.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||15|
|Other guides||Guía Peñin:91 Puntos:Añada 2007|
|Name of Award||Challenge International du Vin 2011:Medalla de Bronce:Añada 2007 International Wine Challenge 2011:Mención Especial:Añada 2007 Les Citadelles du Vin 2011:Trophée Prestige:Añada 2007 Mundus Vini 2011:Medalla de Oro:Añada 2007 Premios Magnum 2011:Medalla de Oro:Añada 2007 International Wine Challenge 2012:Medalla de Plata:Añada 2007|
|Percentage of variety||"Cabernet Sauvignon": "Merlot"::|
|Pairings||Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|