Don Jacobo Rioja Reserva 2018

22.00 17.60

20% off Spain


Full bodied and richly layered Reserva made up of Tempranillo (85%), Grenache and Mazuelo (aka Carignan), from vines mainly over 50 years old on the slopes of Moncalvillo in Rioja Alta. Ageing is for 24 months in American oak barrels with a further 18 months minimum bottle maturation.

This is wonderful stuff. Brick red and deep in colour, the nose has a great complexity of aromas, blackberries, dark cherries and dried fruits with a pot pourri of spices, clove, star anise, tons of vanilla and sweet plum pudding spices. The palate is plush and dense, sweet tannins supporting oodles of dark fruit with chocolate, coffee and caramel notes peppered with those toasty oak spices through to the finish.

Serve up with any roasted red meat, particularly lamb or game.

  • Full, rich, complex
  • 750ml
  • 14% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2025
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Producer: Bodegas Corral (Don Jacobo)

Bodegas Corral was established in 1898 and remains in the Corral family hands to this day. The Don Jacobo brand that adorns most of winery's labels is named after the pilgrimage Way of St. James, or Camino de Santiago, with Corral the only winery in Rioja to sit right on the world heritage route.

Corral were early adopters to organic growing and, despite their modest size compared to some of the huge commercial producers in the region, have one of the largest holdings of organic vineyards in Rioja. By 2023 the entire vineyard holdings will be certified organic and all wines are already vegan certified. The philosophy is to sacrifice volume for quality and environmental harmony, to future proof the winery and vineyards, and make sure that the next generation of the family inherit something very special.

Vineyard plantings include indigenous varietals Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Viura, with increasing focus on rarer varietals such as Tempranillo Blanco, Graciano, Maturana Tinta and Blanco, and Garnacha Blanca.

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