Order now for delivery on Friday September 20th. Free delivery on €100+
We’ve a fine wine offer on two spectacular Riojas, Tom Puyaubert’s top wine, the Exopto 2015 produced from Graciano, Tempranillo and Garnacha vines up to a century old, and his new special cuvée single vineyard Maturana Tinta ‘El Espinal’. You can get a six pack of three bottles each for less than the normal price of 5. Both wines are wonderful examples of top-end Rioja and will each age for 15+ years, so a perfect opportunity for connoisseurs and collectors. Offer ends 30th September.
A dark violet colour. Well-ripened black fruits are complemented by touches of vanilla, roast coffee, spices and pepper. Cherry and cassis are clearly defined on the palate, with spicy tones. A notably long, firm finish, this is a very modern and appealing wine, and one of the best examples of the Graciano grape around. Stupendous top of the range Rioja from old vines, shoulder to shoulder with the very best fine wines.
Vines range between 50 and 90 years of age. The blend consists of 60% Graciano, 30% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha. Fermentation takes place in oak vessels before 18 months ageing on lees in French oak barrels. Only 2,500 bottles produced.
From a single vineyard of the rare grape Maturana Tinta, just 0.3 hectares in size and surrounded by pine trees.
This is properly mind-bending stuff. Opaque, nearly black in the glass, the aromas are reminiscent of a barbecue on a bonfire with bitter woodsmoke, smoked meats, star anise, sumac and dried fruits all identifiable. The palate is incredibly minerally with roasted coffee beans galore, dates and blackcurrants providing a sweet relief with loads of oriental spices, black pepper and even a hint of sea salt on the splendidly well rounded finish. Stunning stuff and something very different.
This half case contains 3 bottles of each of the Exopto 2015 and El Espinal 2017.
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