Exopto Fine Wine Rioja Half Case (6 bottles)

240.00 195.00



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.

Exopto Rioja 2015

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.

Exopto ‘El Espinal’ Rioja 2017

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.

  • 6 x 750 ml
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2030
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Producer: Bodegas Exopto

Bodegas Exopto (Exopto from the Latin - to desire) was founded in 2003 by Bordeaux expat Tom Puyaubert, who had originally moved to Spain in his capacity as salesman for famous French cooperage (barrel maker) Saury. In fact Tom continues to work selling oak barrels in parallel with his ambitious project of crafting high-end Rioja. His estate comprises 10 hectares that are subdivided into 15 'micro parcels'. Depending on the plot, the vines (which are usually 'en vaso', or bush-trained) cultivated on the slopes of the Sierra Cantabria at over 500 metres altitude, might be anywhere from 30 to 100 years old.

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