The Old Vine Gran Reserva has an intense dark ruby red color, with a brick red shimmer at the edges –a sign of long aging. Complex aromas include spicy notes of black pepper, clove, nutmeg, balsamic fragrances and persistent toasted notes and coffee, combined with hints of fruit and liqueur. Due to its acid freshness, rich phenols, glycerine, and well-structured tannins, it is balanced and persistent, lengthening on the palate.
This wine is ideally served at room temperature to accompany beef, steaks, cured meats, braised dishes and mature cheeses.
"The 2004 Old Vines Gran Reserva is 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in barrel. Deep crimson-colored, it gives up an aromatic array of cedar, earth notes, mineral, black cherry, and blackberry. Forward, succulent, and lengthy, it has enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now. All of these are good to very good values.
Navarro Lopez’s new releases offer considerable value."
The Wine Advocate
Earthy & Spicy
understatement character just above average needs to decant