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Bodegas Urbina Gran Reserva Especial 2004

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Product description

Urbina wines have an incredibly distinct style:  They are gamey, elegant, spare, red berry wines of great longevity. All are free-flowing and delicate, with fine, uncluttered lines. The fruit is in a juniper and red current spectrum laced with red thyme and a trace of sweet spice. Nestled in the acid line is an old, well-used teapot, smoked tin or the tang of a rainwater tank. Balsam smells of tobacco, herb, tea leaf and autumn forest (twigs, briars, wet earth and dried leaves) are scattered through developed red fruits which retain great freshness and a plushness. 

Plum, carob, briar, and earth, all mature with figs and mixed dried fruit. Complex, with orange peel, cardamom, and angelica, birch branch, amarone earth, nice space and nice spice. This is beautifully organized and mobile, with sabroso interplay and a lovely dry leaf vegetal after-perfume. The wines are often racked to stainless during this aging, for checking, stabilizing, re-blending, confirmation, and they are also aged for a couple of years in stainless after aging. All are naturally stabilized without fining or filtration

94 Points - Natalie Maclean     A robust Gran Reserva Rioja. Savoury with dried cherry, dark berries, leather, tobacco leaf and balsamic flavours on the palate. Pair with game dishes.