Bodegas Olarra, Erudito, Rioja, Mainland Spain, Spain, 2015
Platinum - Best in Show: Best Red Spanish Varietals
90% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo
An elegant wine of immediate impact and yet it’s not OTT. It’s filled with tobacco, liquorice, fennel, tobacco and nutmeg, which nestle into coconut oak, lingering long. A picture of composure. Incontestably upper echelon.