2018 Sierra Cantabria Rioja Seleccion

2018 Sierra Cantabria Selección is a sensational Rioja bargain and Red by any standards! Strikingly inexpensive old vine Rioja... it’s from Sierra Cantabria owned by the Eguren family who Robert Parkers calls the... “Royalty of Rioja”.

Sale
Elsewhere $34.99
$19.99
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Store Stock Level*
Lunn Ave Superstore High
Constellation Drive Superstore Low

* Under Level 3 we are not able to offer our normal 2 hour Click & Collect service. You will receive an email confirming when your order is ready and waiting to be collected. Please wait for this email, do not try and collect your order before this and follow the instructions given.

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Further Information

Brand Sierra Cantabria
Region Rioja
Varietal Tempranillo
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2018
Country Spain
Certified Organic
Organically Grown

Description

Sierra Cantabria are one of 6 Rioja wineries owned by the Eguren family... whom Robert Parker calls the “Royalty of Rioja”. I have twice been to the amazing Sierra Cantabria winery... the vineyards, cellars, winery and winemaking are all core to the wonderful wines they craft and the estate oozes history. This super accessibly priced Rioja Selección is made with handpicked Tempranillo fruit off close planted 30-40 year old vines. Matured in 2/3rd American and 1/3rd French oak barriques... the level of new oak is perfect... enabling the fruit to hero. A bold wine with equal degrees of elegance and a touch of Rioja rusticity. It flourishes in the glass... each glass more rounded and appealing as it opens to the air and shows off richness and purity. Excellent Rioja to enjoy young but it has the weight and structure to improve through 2025 and potentially live beyond.

Smells
Hints of dried hay, liquorice, pepper and leather underpin the rich blackcurrant, and raspberry aromas.

Tastes
A strong, rich and structured wine, the tannins integrated with a wall of black and red fruits, the purity of which is quite striking. Juicy black cherries and nutty complexity permeate the long finish. A charming and character-filled red from one of the world's most famous regions. Try it with hard cheeses or slow cooked meats between now and 2025+.

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1 Customer Review

Loved it. Fantastic drinking

18th May 2021 | Tom Pritchard