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Luis Cañas Gran Reserva 2011

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Luis Cañas Gran Reserva 2011

Characteristics

  • Gran Reserva. 24 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

93
Enterwine Score 93
93
Media rating 93

Availability: In stock

€24.30
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Details

A true classic from one of Rioja's best known wineries, Luis Cañas Gran Reserva is the result of a careful selection of over 50-year-old vineyards located in the Rioja Alavesa.

It is made from a traditional blend of Tempranillo and Graciano, selected on site and fermented for about 20 days at controlled temperatures.

Then the wine was transferred into new 70% French and 30% American oak barrels. There, this reserve red wine from Rioja completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 24 months in the barrels.

Finally, it was further aged for 36 months in bottle before its commercial release.

We suggest that you decant this Rioja Gran Reserva 1 hour before serving the wine.

Right now, Luis Cañas Gran Reserva 2011 is drinking wonderfully. However, it will evolve nicely for 6-8 more years.

 

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine Luis Cañas Gran Reserva has a nice cherry red colour with a brick red rim.

Nose

Seriously complex and multilayered, this Gran Reserva by Luis Cañas smells of pure, ripe black fruit and red fruit, underscored by a layer of mineral and earthy remembrances. There are also some notes of fine wood and spices, with a touch of leather and some smokey and floral nuances.

Palate

Elegant and silky, this blend of Tempranillo and Graciano by Luis Cañas is well-balanced and delicately warm. The wine shows a great vitality, with lots of ripe fruit, a touch of liquor, remembrances of toast and spices with a balsamic background. The tasty tannins and the crisp acidity certify that it will have a long life. Long and lingering finish with a smokey aftertaste and some mineral notes.

Our personal opinion

Elegantly complex and always precise, Luis Cañas Gran Reserva 2011 will probably become one of our favourite Rioja wines - that is, if it is not already.

OTHER VINTAGES

Luis Cañas Gran Reserva 2010:

Enterwine 93. Parker 92.

Luis Cañas Gran Reserva 2008:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 91. Best Spanish Wine - Decanter Asia Awards.

 

Year 2011
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Gran Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 24
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 95%, Graciano 5%.
Pairings Aged cheeses, Birds, Civet, Cod, Cured cheeses, Fish and vegitables, Game animals, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. GR Canas review by Paavo Nurmi on 7/5/2018
    Value

    Approaching its summit at 8 years, I think it still has a good a 4 o 5 years ahead. Anyway, it is a great wine.

  2. canas gran reserva review by Giovanni P. on 11/2/2017
    Value

    An exceptional Rioja, perfect for a family dinner or any special occasion. This wine has grace, equilibrium, poise, a lovely texture and a delicious ending.

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