Bodegas Hermanos Pecina Gran Reserva Rioja DOCa 2011
(Rioja, Spain) - [DM 95] [VM 93] [WA 91]
Regular price $60.00 Sale price $49.97 Save $10.03
From the beginning, Pedro's winemaking has been utterly classic, and he uses his American oak barrels subtly. With an average age of 5-6 years, the wood is largely neutral, providing textural richness, but only background flavor notes. The winery embraces long aging in neutral casks, regular rackings to build texture, and extended bottle aging before release.
Ratings & Reviews:
95 Points - Decanter
Founded in 1992 in San Vincente de la Sonsierra, the bodega now owns 50ha of vineyards, and this gran reserva is made with grapes from its oldest vines. Part of the company’s main range, named after its founder, the wine is 95% Tempranillo with 3% Graciano and 2% Garnacha, aged for 48 months in used American oak.
Sarah Jane Evans MW: Round and poised, with graceful advanced age, this is suave yet serious, typical yet still appealing. Not particularly complex, nor overtly original, but still delicious – a wine for Rioja lovers.
Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW: Classic aromas of red fruits, roses and forest floor. On the palate, that classic interplay of red fruits, fine oak, textured tannins and tangerine acidity.
Pierre Mansour: Some real class here. Stylish bouquet with complexity and focus. Soft, rich, yet understated, showing wonderfully ripe tannins and a long finish. Wow! (Drink between 2023-2041)
93 Points - Vinous Media:
"Limpid ruby-red. Highly perfumed cherry, red currant, smoked meat, coconut and candied rose scents, along with tobacco and succulent herb nuances that build as the wine opens up. Juicy and seamless in texture, offering energetic cherry-vanilla, floral pastille, cola and mocha flavors that are sharpened by a jolt of spiciness. Shows sharp clarity and sweet, repeating red fruit character on the impressively long, gently tannic and smoke-tinged finish, which leaves a suave floral note behind." -Josh Reynolds (04/21)
91 Points - Wine Advocate:
“All the reds are Tempranillo-based blends with some 3% Garnacha and 2% Graciano, and the 2011 Señorío de P. Peciña Reserva is no exception. It was sourced from a selection of their own vineyards in the Sonsierra zone. It fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts without much extraction or a long maceration. The élevage lasted for 36 months and was in used American oak barrels with racking every six months. It's heady and ripe, the opposite of the 2013, with earthy and meaty aromas, hints of nuts, sweet spices and ripe fruit. The palate feels quite round, with juicy fruit and fine-grained tannins. As traditional as it gets." Luis Gutierrez