Mayor de Ondarre Reserva 2016
- Medium bodied
It is only in years with grapes of exceptional quality that a limited number of bottles of Mayor de Ondarre Rioja Reserva are produced. 2016 was one of those years. From two plots of old vines, the grapes are handpicked into small crates and then sorted to ensure only the best quality fruit makes the blend.
Winemaking is classic Rioja, with 19 months in oak casks (80% French and 20% American), with the aim of preserving maximum concentration. A further couple of years in bottle have resulted in the complete and luscious wine we bring you today. On the nose it is full of red and blue fruit, spice and smokey notes. It’s full-bodied and long, with dark berry fruits and licorice that blend into earthy savoury notes and charry oak. Rioja Reserva that will not disappoint.
Oh, and this beautiful wine comes in a beautiful wooden box.
International Wine Challenge
“Opaque deep black red colour with plum. Intense fruit concentration with layered black fruits and spice. Really harmonious on the palate with a touch of spice and long flavours. Needs 2-3 years.”
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- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 90% Tempranillo 5% Mazuelo 5% Other
- Serving Temp.
Rioja! The homeland of Tempranillo! Tempranillo may be relatively new on the scene in Australia, but it's as widespread in Spain as Shiraz is in Australia. Rioja have strict regulations on wines classified by the region, and require the wine to be certain lengths of time in barrel and then in bottle, and allows the producer to classify based on these restrictions as: Joven (none to limited oak contact), Crianza (intermediate oak and bottle age) and Reserva (extended oak/bottle aging). The time spent in oak is generally judged based on fruit intensity, but the one thing you will find is that quality is pretty impressive across the board, from crunchy young Joven to luscious Crianza to blockbuster Reserva. Welcome to the vinous heartland of Spain. It smells and tastes amazing.