Finca Los Principes

Rioja Gran Reserva

Wine Type: Red Wine

Country: Spain

Region: Rioja

Grapes: 100% Tempranillo

Tasting Notes: This is one of those wines that must be kept for special occasions. Amazing ruby color with terracotta tones, complex aromas of wild berries, spice and cocoa; and an opulent flavor with a massive aftertaste sensation.

Aging: 36 months in oak, 24 months in bottle.

James Suckling: “This is a savory red showing grilled mushrooms, roasted black plums, tobacco, coffee and charred rosemary on the nose. Mellowed, with a medium body and flavorful finish. Drink now or hold.”   

International Wine Report: ”The 2016 Gran Reserva Rioja opens to pretty aromatics of blackberries and plums along with undertones of licorice, leather, vanilla, oak and spice nuances. On the palate this possesses a gorgeous medium body, which is structured with silky tannins underlined by a wonderful combination of acidity and minerality which persists through the long, sleek finish. This is showing fabulous today and should go on to drink beautifully for at least another decade or more.”

94 points, Wine Enthusiast + Cellar Selection (2016)
90 points, James Suckling (2016)
93 points, International Wine Report (2016)