2006 Bodegas Olarra Rioja Anares Reserva
berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, licorice, anise, black berry, black cherry, tobacco and tar
berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, violet, rose petal, oak, mushroom, black berry, black cherry, tar and flower
"Deep cherry red with ruby hues, Anares Reserva is a wine for laying down. It's aromatic complexity includes red berries, liquorice and hints of smokiness, opening up towards animal aromas after opening. In the mouth, it has a long finish with good backbone, and a reminder of the fruit returning in the aftertaste."
"Made from 90% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha, 2.5% Mazuelo and 2.5% Graciano. There is a careful selection of hte fruit as it came into the bodega. It enables us to perform long periods of maceration, so as to ensure good extraction of tannins, aroma and other quality components in the resulting wines."
"After fermentation, the wine was racked several times in large American-oak vats before being left to age for 18 months in oak casks. After bottling, Anares Reserva has been kept in our bottle cellar to develop its boquet and harmonious character." - Importer
This was also scored 89 Points by both the Wine Advocate and the International Wine Cellar.