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Altos D`Oliva, Gran Reserva, Catalonia 2010
Altos D`Oliva, Gran Reserva, Catalonia 2010
Altos D`Oliva, Gran Reserva, Catalonia 2010

Altos D`Oliva, Gran Reserva, Catalonia 2010

£9.45
Product Code: 3010F011
BOTTLE (75CL) £9.45
£9.45 PER BOTTLE
CASE OF 12 BOTTLES £113.40
£9.45 PER BOTTLE
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PRODUCT REVIEWS (10)

Our deliciously mature Spanish Gran Reserva 2010 at under £10 a bottle. A tremendous bargain for a wine of this age and quality, and in my opinion as good as (if not better) than much more expensive Rioja’s. This remarkable wine is from high up in the relatively unknown Terra Alta of Catalunya, just South of Priorat, where the growers are very old school and do everything by hand and are not (yet) commercially attuned. Quite extraordinarily good value.

How does the wine taste?
A deep reddish purple with complex fruit aromas. A rich, fresh wine with red berry and mineral flavours that come from vines of a certain age.

What do the critics say?
"Here's a wine from Catalunya in the northeast of Spain, where the Tempranillo and Grenache grapes local to the area are joined by Cabernet Sauvignon. You can think Gran Reserva Rioja as a reference point, this 2010 having spent eight years bottle age after a full three years in oak barrels. There is a soft brick colour on the rim, and the wine does show maturity, some autumnal dried leaf and more oxidative dried blood notes among the still bold berry fruits. The American oak adds its characteristic vanilla, spice and even a hint of mint. At £9.45 this will go down really well with lovers of old school Rioja in particular, the palate velvety and smooth with unruffled sweet fruit, though there is balance here too. Personally I'd be drinking this over the short term, but like many of the old school Riojas, it could also prove to be indestructible! "
Tom Cannavan, wine-pages.com

"A tasty blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Garnacha that has spent three years in oak and two in bottle before release. It seems suspiciously cheap tome (a Rioja Gran Reserva would be twice if not thrice the price) but it cut the mustard when I tasted it and I enjoyed its smooth, spicy dark fruit and long chewy finish."
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator

Grape: /Tempranillo/Grenache/Garnacha/Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: /Catalunya
Country: /Spain
ABV: /14%
Unit: /Bottle (75cl)
I bought a case of this wine and repeated the order a year or so later. I only have one bottle left. It is an absolute steal: delicious, an old fashioned Catalonian winner of a wine.
JAMES COCKBURN - November 2021
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Enjoyed this wine immensely. Great price too!
Angela - July 2021
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wonderful,certainly lives up to its previous and critics reviews,will admit to have had a case before but alas it didnt survive as it lends itself to many red meat and game dishes at a very good price
Neil - July 2021
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Delicious .... great value .... lives up to the high expectations created by yourselves and Jonathan Ray.
Nick - June 2021
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Looking back through old emails I see that I first bought this wine in 2011. That was the 2000 for 7.95. The mystery for me is why I haven't bought more over the years. A well kept secret.
Mark - December 2020
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great everyday wine fantastic value for money
Michael - May 2020
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A deep garnet colour, tobacco box and cedar nose with plummy, blackberry fruit. Aging excellently.
Richard - May 2020
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I wish you wouldn't ask me to review wines. If I say they are good others will buy them and there will be none left for me to reorder. If I say they are bad you will not publish my review. For what it's worth, this Gran Reserva falls into the first category. Of course, there is a third category, namely those which I do not intend to sample for a further decade or so.
Roger - May 2020
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This is great stuff. Tastes like a Gran Rserva because that is what it is - amazing price.
Paul - May 2020
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Fantastic mature Spanish wine. Thanks
Matthew - November 2019
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