Rioja Vega Reserva 2014
This Reserva 2014, is a "classic revisited" as they say with a complex character and subtle smoky vanilla notes as a result of a long period of well integrated oak. An excellent Reserva that is approaching maturity now.
Rioja Vega, a firm favourite among our customers makes a welcome return. One of the oldest Bodega in Rioja Alta and one of the few Bodegas officially allowed to include Rioja in its name. We were last able to offer these wines at the end of 2018 and we are really pleased to have secured the new vintage which has just arrived with us from Spain.
This lovely Reserva spent two years in American and French barrels followed by several years bottle ageing prior to release. The result is beautifully balanced and extraordinarily well put together.
Critic's Review of the previous vintage:
"The effect of the American wood is quite obvious and intermingles with aromas of roasted sesame seeds, toasted bread, hints of balsam and incense and a core of rather simple fruit. The palate is polished and has tasty flavors, perhaps lacking a bit of mid-palate interest." - Luis Gutierrez, eRobertParker.com