R & G Rolland Galarreta Rioja 2011 (6 x 750mL), Spain.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $19.99

$14.99 per Bottle
$89.94 per pack

Overview

A joint venture between Michel Rolland, one of the most prestigious winemakers in the world, and Javier Galarreta, a Spanish wine entrepreneur. A coming together of cultures and styles. France meets Spain. A modern fruit-driven wine with great balance, matured for 12 months at the winery.

Region:
IMPORTED - Spain
State:
Imported
Country:
Spain

Expert Reviews

"Vivid ruby. Suave, highly perfumed raspberry liqueur and cherry liqueur aromas are lifted by bright floral and mineral notes. Silky, seamless and focused on the palate, offering intense red fruit and spicecake flavors and a sexy rose pastille quality. Fine-grained tannins sneak in slowly, adding grip to a very long, floral-driven finish. As appealing as this wine is right now I'd give it at least another five years of rest.- Josh Raynolds"Rating 91 - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2015)

Another outstanding effort is the 2011 Rioja Crianza, which is made from 100% Tempranillo. This wine shows plenty of white chocolate, licorice, red and blackcurrants and tobacco leaf in a lovely, full-bodied style that has reached full maturity. The wood is well-integrated and the wine fleshy, savory and ideal for drinking over the next 4-5 years."Rating 90 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour:This is a highly-concentrated, dark cherry-red wine.

Nose: A lively, delicate nose with liquorice and fresh fruit aromas of the Tempranillo variety, with spicy hints. It keeps the essential aromas of compote fruit.

Palate: It is ample and fleshy and has elegance, complexity and power. On the palate, it shows soft tannins and liquorice, a velvety structure and a long, delicious and persistent finish.

Food matches: Red meats, stews, game, cured cheeses.

Medals & Trophies

BERLINER 2015 - GERMANY - Gold Medal

SOMMELIER WINE AWARDS 2015 - Silver Medal

INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETITION 2015 - Bronze Medal

INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2015 - Bronze Medal

DECANTER WINE AWARDS 2015 - UK - Commended

Vintage
2011
Region
IMPORTED - Spain
Grape Style
Tempranillo
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

Two cultures

and two different winemaking styles but with a common goal have brought together French winemaker and consultant Michel Rolland and Spanish wine visionary Javier Galarreta. They both believe that Spain has excellent terroir and extensive know-how to make premium wines with real projection in the international markets.

As one of the most influential

winemakers in the world, Michel Rolland has worked with winegrowers across 13 countries and has influenced many aspects of both the French and global wine industry. Since establishing ARAEX Grands Spanish Fine Wines in 1993, Javier Galarreta has applied his knowledge to place Spanish wines amongst the greatest. The firm, which was expanded in 2001 to add a wider range of Spanish wines to the original Rioja portfolio, is one the leading wine exporters in Spain. An innovative project: France meets Spain.

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