Miguel Merino created his own winery in a restored farmhouse where he built a small vinification plant and barrel-ageing cellar. He started to buy grapes grown on small plots near Briones to produce well-made, modern wines and now owns and runs one of the smallest, youngest and most prestigious wineries in Spain.
Aged for more than 24 months in 9 new barrels of French oak and 6 of American oak and another five years in bottle before being released. The Gran Reserva is dark and intense with plum, spices, leather and tobacco notes. Intense and long on the palate with a silky smooth mouthfeel.
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This exceptional Gran Reserva combines fruit from the El Manzano and Choza Ibarra vineyards, both of which were planted in the 1960s. This has appealing freshness because of the cooler nights in a warm vintage, with floral elegance, sweet oak spices and lovely focus. 2019-26- 95 pts Tim Atkin MW