Hermanos Peciña Gran Reserva Rioja 2009
This wine is made with grapes from our oldest vines, from which we obtain very small, highly-concentrated berries, with very low yields and extraordinary quality.
It has spent 48 months in used American oak, and during this time it has been racked eight times from cask to cask, thereby racking it off the sediments by gravity in a natural way. After this time in the cask, it has then spent another 36 months rounding off in the bottle, thereby obtaining the special balance before its exit to the market.
Alcoholic degree: 13.5%
Wine Advocate – “There is one more exceptional red with an extended aging in barrel that was only produced in 1998, 2001 and 2003, and now in this Hermanos Peciña Gran Reserva 2009. It is the usual Tempranillo with 3% Garnacha and 2% Graciano, but in this case from 50-year-old vines from their Finca Iscorta vineyard in the Sonsierra zone. The wine is aged in well-seasoned American oak barrels for four years with manual and gravity racking twice per year. If the nose could somehow remind you of the 2009 Reserva, this is more open and aromatic, more nuanced, and the palate also shows a level of complexity and refinement that makes it much more enjoyable, with polished tannins and great length. While it’s not a wimp, it doesn’t overload your senses. A great and classical Gran Reserva.” (94 Pts)
Vinous – “Dark red. Red currant, dried cherry, cigar box and vanillin oak on the nose, along with a smoky mineral nuance in the background. Sappy red fruit, mocha and rose pastille flavors are complemented by sweet vanilla and cola nuances. Shows excellent depth of flavor but comes off graceful, presenting a seamless texture and gentle spiciness. The oak note fades away slowly on the impressively long finish, which features very soft tannins and lingering spice and floral notes.” (93 Pts)