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2009 Hermanos De Pecina Gran ReservaBlend from Spain


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  • 94 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 94 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
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There is one more exceptional red with an extended aging in barrel that was only produced in 1998, 2001 and 2003, and now in this 2009 Señorío de P. Peciña Gran Reserva. It is the usual Tempranillo with 3% Garnacha and 2% Graciano, but in this case from 50-year-old vines from their Finca Iscorta vineyard in the Sonsierra zone. The wine is aged in well-seasoned American oak barrels for four years with manual and gravity racking twice per year. If the nose could somehow remind you of the 2009 Reserva, this is more open and aromatic, more nuanced, and the palate also shows a level of complexity and refinement that makes it much more enjoyable, with polished tannins and great length. While it's not a wimp, it doesn't overload your senses. A great and classical Gran Reserva. 15,000 bottles were filled in September 2013. The traditional family winery from San Vicente de la Sonsierra has produced a Rosé in 2015, something they had not done since 2000 (but I didn't taste it!). They also produced a Gran Reserva in 2009 (which I tasted!)--a category they had only produced in 1998, 2001 and a tiny bit in 2003. Traditionally styled and sensibly priced.

94 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

"(aged for four years in used American oak barrels) Bright ruby. Displays potent aromas of ripe red berries, candied rose, coconut and pipe tobacco, with a smoky mineral element contributing vivacity. Juicy, expansive and alluringly sweet, offering deeply concentrated Chambord, cherry-cola, mocha and floral pastille flavors that become more lively on the back half. Shows superb power and delineation on a strikingly long, spice-laced finish that's framed by subtle, slow-building tannins."

Product Detail

Item # 119233
Country Spain
Region La Rioja
Sub-Region Rioja

94 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

94 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

Vintage 2009
Color Red
ABV 11.0%
Varietal(s) Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Grenache / Garnacha, Graciano
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, black berry, black cherry, tobacco and tar
Nose berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, black berry, black cherry, tar and flower