Red Wine Óscar Tobía Gran Reserva 2014

Gran Reserva from La Rioja, blend of Tempranillo and Graciano aged for 24 months in French and Hungarian oak barrels.

Gran Reserva. 24 Months in French and Hungarian oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Graciano, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Bodega Tobía
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Availability: In stock

€31.30
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This is the second vintage of Óscar Tobía Gran Reserva, the flagship wine of Bodega Tobía.

This Spanish red wine from La Rioja is a top-notch blend of old-vines Tempranillo, coming from three vineyards with different sun orientations and soil compositions, alongside a tiny amount of Graciano coming from young vines.

After a meticulous harvest, the grapes were destemmed and fermented in steel tanks. 

Malolactic fermentation took place in French and Hungarian oak barrels, after which this Rioja red wine was aged for 24 months.

Naturally stabilized, this Gran Reserva from La Rioja Alta was not filtered prior to its bottling.

Finally, Óscar Tobía Gran Reseva 2014 was further smoothed for some months in the cellar before its release.

Production of 18,000 bottles. Decant 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

The wine Gran Reserva Oscar Tobía has a clean, intense cherry colour with some garnet tinges.

Nose

Expressive and really complex, this red wine from La Rioja Alta begins suggesting some nuances of forest floor, underbrush, balsam and menthol, combined with aromas of clove, cinnmamon, white and black pepper and tobacco leaves. All this is sustained by a skeleton of pure, fragrant red and black fruit nuanced by some mineral and earthy remembrances. A most successful blend of Tempranillo & Graciano this is.

Palate

Pleasant, savoury and fully grown up. Smooth-textured and very structured, with a phenomenal potential for growth. At the same time, this Gran Reserva by Bodegas Tobía conveys the sense of immediacy and, so to speak, "rightness" that only the great wines from La Rioja transmit. Ripe tannins, crisp acidity and extremely long, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

The elegance and ageing potential of this Óscar Tobía Gran Reserva 2014 are truly outstanding.

OTHER VINTAGES

Óscar Tobía Gran Reserva 2012:

Enterwine 93. Wine Spectator 93. Andreas Larsson (World's Best Sommelier) 93. T. Atkin 91.

Óscar Tobía Gran Reserva 2011:

First vintage. Enterwine 94. Andreas Larsson 93. Tim Atkin MW 91.

Year 2014
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Gran Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French and Hungarian oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 24
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 93%, Graciano 7%.
Pairings Aged cheeses, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
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, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
2 Reviews
RIoja
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Magnificent Gran Reserva. It is worth every penny.
Review by (Posted on 19 February 2019)
tobía for dinner parties
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My wife always tells me to bring this wine to dinner parties. If the conversation runs out of steam, the wine is so good that we can always talk about it and engage other people. Exceptional Rioja!!
Review by (Posted on 4 September 2017)
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