Rioja Laztana - Gran Reserva - Bodegas Olarra - 2015 - Rioja - Spain
A blend of Graciano, Mazuelo, Tempranillo. The character of this wine is greatly defined by the ripeness of the grapes and extended barrel ageing in American and French oak for a minimum of 27 months. Rich ripe fruit aromas are in balance with sweet spice and toast. It combines velvety-smooth mouthfeel, complexity and elegance with great potential to develop further towards more mature flavours of leather, coffee and dry plums. The International Wine Challenge gave it a Bronze medal and commented that it is "a rustic style of wine with tea leaves, plums and sous bois."
Food matches: game meats, spicy curries & mature hard cheese.