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Óscar Tobía Gran Reserva 2012

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€25.25

Óscar Tobía Gran Reserva 2012

Characteristics

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

Score

93
Enterwine Score 93
93
Media rating 93

Availability: In stock

€25.25
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Details

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 winewas aged for 24 months.

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

Finally, Óscar Tobía Gran Reseva 2012 was further smoothed for some months in the cellar before its release.

Production of 56,600 bottles.

Decant 1 hour before drinking. Drink until 2028.

Additional Information

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 2012 are truly outstanding.

OTHER VINTAGES

Óscar Tobía Gran Reserva 2011:

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

Year 2012
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
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 and Hungarian 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 Tim Atkin (Special Report Rioja 2017): 91 puntos. Andreas Larsson (Best Sommelier of the World): 93 puntos.
Mono-Varietal No
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
  1. RIoja review by Chateau Mckenzie on 2/19/2019
    Value

    Magnificent Gran Reserva. It is worth every penny.

  2. tobía for dinner parties review by Pius on 9/4/2017
    Value

    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!!

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