Red Wine La Vicalanda Gran Reserva 2016

Gran Reserva red wine from La Rioja. Varietal Tempranillo aged for 24 months in French oak barrels and for 36 months in the bottle.

Gran Reserva. 24 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Tempranillo,
Wineries: Bodegas Bilbaínas
P 92 92 92

Availability: In stock

Product Description

The flagship Spanish red wine of Bodegas Bilbaínas, La Vicalanda Gran Reserva showcases the old-school elegance of La Rioja.

Made solely from Tempranillo, this gran reserva red wine is produced from 25 to 35-year-old bushvines planted in three vineyards with limestone and rocky soils: Cuervo 4, Vicuana and Zaco.

Hand-picked and selected on site and in the cellar, the grapes were destemmed, gently crushed and vinified in stainless steel tanks. After completing both alcoholic and malolactic fermentations, La Vicalanda Gran Reserva 2016 was transferred into 70% new, medium-toasted French oak barrels from Allier and aged for a period of 24 months.

After that, this Gran Reserva from La Rioja was bottled and aged for a further 36 months before hitting the market.

Aerate this remarkable red wine from Rioja Alta at least 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine La Vicalanda Gran Reserva is deep ruby with a purple rim. 


Seasoned by the years, this varietal Tempranillo is nonetheless energetic and full of life. Damson, bluberry pie and cassis, with notes of eucaliptus, violets and Eastern spices, combined with hints of smoke, toast and dry earth.


This wine from Bodegas Bilbaínas is flavourful, fruit-forward and spicy, with notes of black fruit, liquorice and vanilla, a stupendous acidity and some smooth, round tannins. Long, complex finish with some balsamic, toasted and mineral remembrances.

Our personal opinion

A must-drink for Rioja lovers, La Vicalanda Gran Reserva 2016 is simply exquisite.


La Vicalanda Gran Reserva 2015:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 95. J. Suckling 93.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Gran Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 24
Parker's Score 92
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Mono-Varietal Tempranillo
Pairings Birds, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
First-rate Rioja. Wonderfully balanced and complex.
Review by (Posted on 8 March 2022)
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