Altos D`Oliva, Gran Reserva, Catalonia 2010
Ready for despatch
Altos D'Olivia Grand Reserva has been our best-selling red at under £10 for many years now with a large and loyal following among our customers including myself. The reason why the wine is a delicious rich blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Cabernet that is at its peak maturity now (with time to go) and made by a multi-generational family in the dusty foothills of Catalonia. France and Italy cannot make wine of this quality at this price and Spain probably won't for much longer.
"The 2010 Altos d’Oliva Gran Reserva from Catalonia is 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 to me (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