Altos D`Oliva, Gran Reserva, Catalunya 2013
The Gran Reserva red from Altos, invariably 8-10 years old, is remarkably well-priced and has long been a favourite of mine and of many of our customers (as you can see from our reviews). This was one of our top three reds last year and by far the most popular outside of France.
Altos d’Oliva comes from a small, family-run vineyard in the hills above the river Ebro (once-upon-a-time the natural border between Roman Spain and Hannibal’s Carthaginian empire) while just south of Priorat, where some of Spain’s finest wines are made. This Gran Reserva is a delicious blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Cabernet Sauvignon and for less than £10 a bottle, extraordinary value-for-money.
With six years of bottle ageing, having also spent 36 months in oak, this it is at its peak of maturity and perfect for drinking now. In our opinion, the equal of many much more expensive wines.
have had this wine before and was pleasantly surprised that it is still available,from my point of view it has enough character to stand up to outdoor lunches at this time of year,which can often involve game and various levels of seasoning.the price this wine is due its origin is very good indeed that i should question the wisdom of encouraging others to buy.
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.
Enjoyed this wine immensely. Great price too!
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
Delicious .... great value .... lives up to the high expectations created by yourselves and Jonathan Ray.
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.
great everyday wine fantastic value for money
A deep garnet colour, tobacco box and cedar nose with plummy, blackberry fruit. Aging excellently.
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.
This is great stuff. Tastes like a Gran Rserva because that is what it is - amazing price.
Fantastic mature Spanish wine. Thanks