Viña-Real Gran Reserva 2012
Wine AdvocateThe classical 2012 Viña Real Gran Reserva is produced with 95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano, fermented in stainless steel with neutral dry yeasts and aged in new oak barrel for two years. It's very spicy and creamy, with developed aromas, open and expressive. The palate feels very polished, with a fine thread of acidity going through its core. There is good balance between power and elegance. It should develop nicely in bottle, even if it's approachable now. 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2015.
Wine SpectatorThis perfumed red delivers lively cherry, berry, vanilla and spicy flavors in a supple texture, backed by light, firm tannins and orange peel acidity. Expressive and graceful. Drink now through 2022. 600 cases imported.