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Altos de la Guardia Selección de Familia Rioja (wooden cases) 2014

Rioja DOCa

An exciting special release from Trophy-winning Altos, high in Rioja. Aged a year in barrel, the wine was destined for Reserva quality, but fortuitously was overlooked. Selección has aged beautifully with its silky fruit and earthy, woody complexity.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Intense ripe fruits, smoky spice, wood polish, freshness and length

Aroma

Creamy black fruit, wood polish, damp earth, wood smoke, spice

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Altos de la Guardia Selección de Familia Rioja (wooden cases) 2014

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  • 14.0% ABV
  • 10.5 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 1 October, 2028

This is a special, limited parcel of Rioja from the highly awarded Altos bodega. Bordeaux-born Jean-Marc Sauboua has been our Trophy-winning winemaker at Château La Clarière for many years. In 2006, he decided to start a winery of his own in the heights of Rioja. His aim: to make a Grand Cru style. With four Trophies and nearly 300 Golds, he seems to be succeeding. He has a great team, but even they managed to overlook this parcel of Reserva 2014, tucked away in the cellar. It's a wine of exceptional quality, apparent from how well it's aged – still full of vibrant fruit. Aged over a year in oak, this 9-year-old Seleccíon de Familia is tawny-hued, with creamy black fruit, damp earth notes, wood spice and polish. A great choice with lamb.

"Reserva-quality Rioja – a great balance between traditional oaky and the fruit-filled modern style" Sarah Everden
Buyer for Spain
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