2006 Vina Real Gran Reserva
It has been a while when I had a true old school Rioja like Vina Real. Still mesmerizing, the beautiful tempranillo is teasing my taste buds with prune, chocolate and a hint of tobacco. The tannin has resolved into silky texture after 2 hours of airing.
2006 Vina Real Gran Reserva started its journey 9 years ago in this unique piece of land in Northern Spain called La Rioja. Although the age is relatively not very old considering the usual aging potential in wine world, the wine, with its fading dark ruby and pale purple tinted ring, begins to manifest its vintage charm. That charm has brought me the taste profile mentioned above.
I’m saving the next two for later pleasure. Yes, 2006 Vina Real Gran Reserva is ready now, but it will still drink well for the next few years!