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Altos de la Guardia Reserva 2016

Rioja DOCa

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  • 92pts, blindtasted.com (Andreas Larsson), 2020
  • Gold, Berliner Wein Trophy, 2020
  • Gold, Mundus Vini - Spring Tasting, 2020
  • Gold, Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition, 2020
  • Gold, China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards, 2020
  • 87pts, Decanter Magazine, 2020
  • Silver, Concurso Mundial de Tempranillos, 2020
  • 89pts, Guía de Vinos Monovarietales de España, 2020
  • Silver, China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA), 2020
  • 92pts, Tasted 100% Blind, Andreas Larsson, 2020
  • 93pts, Tim Atkin, Rioja Special Report, 2020
  • Bronze, Decanter Asia Wine Awards, 2020
  • Grand Gold, Berliner Wein Trophy, 2020
  • 92pts, James Suckling, 2020

A lavish, full-bodied Rioja Reserva from top winemaker Jean-Marc Sauboua’s boutique winery. Using superb Tempranillo from high-altitude, 40- to 80-year-old vines, the wine has elegance, intense fruit and structure. Nine top awards to its name!

A lavish, full-bodied Rioja Reserva from top winemaker Jean-Marc Sauboua’s boutique winery. Using superb Tempranillo from high-altitude, 40- to 80-year-old vines, the wine has elegance, intense fruit and structure. Nine top awards to its name!

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Full-bodied, lush cherry and raspberry with warming oak spice finish

Aroma

Intense cherry and cranberry fruit with notes of cedar and clove

Altos de la Guardia Reserva 2016

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  • 15.0% ABV
  • 11.25 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2036

Altos was founded in 2006 by the Haut-Brion-trained winemaker Jean-Marc Sauboua. His aim was to make finest Rioja along Grand Cru Classé lines. So he only uses old-vine grapes from vineyards at 700 metres altitude and climbing. At that height, nights are cold, even in summer, so the grapes are slow to ripen. All the better for freshness and elegance. Add in the expertise and classic training of Jean-Marc Sauboua, and it’s no surprise Altos has won many top awards (over 260 Golds and four trophies). This fine 2016 blends the best cuvées of the vintage, while two years' ageing in part-new French oak lends structure and complexity. With its dark cherry flavours and toasty oak spice, the Reserva is superb with game or lamb. Best decanted.

"A fresh and bright red with blueberry, blackberry and stone aromas and flavors. Medium body. Tight" James Suckling
92 points
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