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Finca La Emperatriz Reserva 2014

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Finca La Emperatriz Reserva 2014

Characteristics

  • Reserva. 24 Months in French and American oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14

Score

P 93
Parker Score 93
91
Enterwine Score 91
92
Media rating 92

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: €15.00

Special Price €13.15

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Details

The wine Finca la Emperatriz Reserva is a Spanish red wine made from old, over 60-year-old vines by the Finca La Emperatriz winery.

The vines have extremely low yields of less than 1.5 kg per plant.

This reserve red wine from La Rioja is made from a blend of 94% Tempranillo, 3% Grenache, 2% Viura and 1% Graciano, a traditional blend that produces spectacular results.

Harvested by hand in mid-October, once in the cellar the grapes were cold-soaked for two days before undergoing alcoholic fermentation.

After the completion of both processes, the wine was transferred into 60% American oak and 40% French oak barrels, where it was aged for 24 months.

Finally, Finca la Emperatriz Reserva 2014 was aged for a further 22 months in the cellar prior to its release.

Drink now until 2025. Decant 30 minutes before drinking.

42,000 bottles produced.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Finca La Emperatriz Reserva has a clean, bright, medium-high ruby-coloured robe with a garnet rim.

Nose

This deep reserve red wine by Finca La Emperatriz smells of Havanna cigars and cocoa, with some remembrances of orange rind, a dash of cedar and balsam, and some intense aromas of ripe black fruit and red berries.

Palate

Expertly crafted, with a fresh, elegant passage through the palate and a balanced structure. Red berries, remembrances of underbush and some understated tertiary notes that add a layer of complexity. This traditional wine from La Rioja has an excellent acidity, mild tannins and long, balsamic finish.

Our personal opinion

More complex than in previous vintages, Finca la Emperatriz Reserva 2014 is a wine that deserves some attention. An excellent value indeed.

OTHER VINTAGES

Finca La Emperatriz Reserva 2012:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 91. Parker 92.

Finca La Emperatriz Reserva 2011:

Parker 93 Enterwine 91. Peñín 90.

Finca La Emperatriz 2010:

Parker 93. Peñín 91.

Finca la Emperatriz Reserva 2009:

Parker 92.

Year 2014
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 24
Parker Score 93
Peñin Score No
Our Score 91
Media rating 92
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 94%, Garnacha 3%, Viura 2% y Graciano 1%
Pairings Chocolate, Cooked foods, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty plates, Stew, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. reserve emperatriz review by Ragtimer on 8/29/2018
    Value

    Frequent drinker of this wine and others from the winery. Though so well known, delivers nice quality at a very good price.

  2. red wine emperatriz review by Mark Z. on 8/2/2018
    Value

    This is a terrific value from la Rioja. An excellent product.

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