Bodegas Olarra 2016 Añares Crianza (Rioja)
"Berry and plum aromas are standard for good Rioja crianza, which this is. A fleshy, fairly full palate is juicy and textured, while centered flavors of plum, berry fruits, oak spice and vanilla finish with mild milk chocolate notes." MICHAEL SCHACHNER, Wine Enthusiast
Selected as one of the 40 best wines for Christmas in the Sunday Times, Rioja Alta Viña Arana Gran Reserva continues its winning streak with the nation’s wine critics. Like others, wine critic Will Lyons has praised the wine’s “amazingly good value”.
“Pure Tempranillo, with lovely big juicy succulence. Very pure with minimal oak flavour – a different style to the La Rioja Alta caricature. Cherry and aniseed, with nice ripe tannins. Good length, and a fresh finish.” 92 Points, David Williams, Decanter
Tempranillo 80%, Garnacha 5%, Mazuelo and Graciano 15%. TASTING NOTES: At the time of release, this wine showed a bright crimson red colour. On the nose, aromas of sweet ripe fruit and delicate notes of smokiness. On the palate, tastes of cherry, plum and blackberries combined with gentle clean aromas of oak.