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2011 La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri Rioja Gran Reserva

ITEM 8206047 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
wlg 3 $50 $150
12 $50
Item Sold Amount Date
I8245117 2 $56 May 29, 2022
I8235079 7 $45 May 22, 2022
I8206047 3 $50 May 1, 2022
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RATINGS

97James Suckling

The white truffle and dark berry character comes through here. Rosemary too. Full body, chewy and extremely long. It shows fantastic length and structure. Noble tannins.

94The Wine Advocate

Very consistent with the style...powerful personality, with darker fruit and some earthy sensations, very Mediterranean, with plenty of rosemary aromas...nicely polished and fine-grained...

94Vinous / IWC

Highly perfumed aromas of raspberry, cherry-cola, exotic spices and potpourri pick up a smoky mineral overtone as the wine stretches out. Palate-staining red berry liqueur, mocha, rose pastille and spicecake flavors show outstanding delineation... Finishes on a suave floral note, displaying superb clarity, lingering floral and mineral qualities and silky, even tannins that sneak in late.

94Wine Enthusiast

Alluring aromas of tree bark, licorice root, rose petal and ripe black fruit show elegance... Deep flavors of plum, cherry, wild berry and vanilla finish finessed by a balance of weight and acidity.

90Wine Spectator

Lively flavors of red cherry, leaf, black olive and smoke weave through this bright red, whose light, firm tannins provide backbone, while assertive balsamic acidity imparts energy.

18Jancis Robinson

...rocky and mineral with a slight dusty note over the fruit....sweet-fruited on the nose. Incredibly fine tannins, beautifully dry and succulent.

REGION

Spain, Rioja

Rioja Demoninación de Origine Calificada is Spain’s most important wine region. Located in northern Spain, it comprises 135,000 vineyard acres and was the first official appellation in Spain, earning its official DO status in 1926. In 1991 it became Spain’s first DOCa, Spain’s most prestigious appellation category. The DOCa is divided into three subzones: La Rioja Alavesa in the northeast; La Rioja Alta in the southwest; and La Rioja Baja in the east. About 75 percent of Rioja wines are reds, with Tempranillo the predominant grape. Garnacha (Grenache), Mazuelo (Carignan) and Graciano, a spicy, high-acidity red grape, are also allowed. White wines are made from Macabeo, Garnacha Blanca and Malvasia. Wines were made in this region well before the Romans arrived, though the Romans then the medieval monks refined vineyard management and wine production. In the 19th century French families migrated to Rioja after phylloxera wiped out their vineyards, and the French helped establish the tradition of wine blends, still part of Rioja winemaking. According to the rules for the appellation, a wine labelled a simple Rioja can spend less than a year in an oak aging barrel. A Criziana is aged for at least two years, one in oak. Rioja Reserva is aged at least three years, with at least one in oak. A Rioja Gran Reserva must be aged at least five years, with two years in oak.