Vina Otano Graciano Gran Reserva

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Rioja D.O.Ca.
100% Graciano
625-650 meters / calcareous clay
Farming Methods
Sustainable farming methods
Hand harvested into small baskets
The destemmed grapes were fermented and macerated with skins for 30 days with a twice a day pump-overs.
Aged for 24 months in French and American oak barrels, racked every 6 months. Aged a further 36 months in bottle before release
Suggested Retail Price
$75 Magnum
Wine Name
Vina Otano Graciano Gran Reserva 2009
92+ (VfC)
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92+ View from the Cellar The Graciano bottling from ViƱa Otano is made from old bush vines of the variety that are more than fifty years of age. These old vines are hand-harvested, fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for two years in all used French oak barrels. The 2009 Graciano comes in at fourteen percent octane and is drinking beautifully at age thirteen. The bouquet is deep, complex and quite refined, offering up a lovely blend of ripe cherries, red plums, cigar smoke, clove-like spice tones, a salty base of soil, a bit of celery seed, spiced meats and a deft framing of cedary oak. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and complex, with an excellent core of fruit, fine-grained tannins and lovely length and grip on the very nicely balanced finish. There is still a bit of backend tannin here, but the wine is getting nicely velvety on the attack and it is certainly not a crime to be drinking it already, though it has plenty of life still ahead of it. Fine juice. 2022-2065.
John Gilman Issue #98 - March/April 2022
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