Bodegas Corral, Don Jacobo, Rioja Gran Reserva, Mainland Spain, Spain, 2004
Platinum: Best Red Rioja Gran Reserva
85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, 5% Graciano
Superb savoury nose of leather. The gentle notes of oak are well tuned to the black cherry, black tea and red fruit flavours. It displays finely grained tannins and shows real flair. Both length and balance are conceivably the wine’s defining characteristics. Bravo!