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Altos de la Guardia Reserva Rioja 2017

Altos de la Guardia Reserva Rioja 2017

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  • Rioja - Spain
  • 2017 - Tempranillo
  • 14.5 % Alc - 750 ml

Deliciously dark and lavishly barrel aged in fine French oak, this Reserva is from a very special boutique winery in the heart of Rioja—where you have insider access.

Altos de la Guardia was built from the ground up by Haut-Brion-trained Jean-Marc Sauboua, a labor of love he could really stretch his creative legs. After just a few years of being an established bodega, Altos de la Guardia has won a staggering number of local and international awards for its wines. And in 2017, they were named Spain’s Best Producer at the International Wine & Spirit Competition.

This pure Tempranillo, harvested from the estate’s oldest (60+ years) vineyards in the premium Alavesa district, gives you a taste of Jean-Marc’s trademark style: powerful, elegant and with an undeniable finesse (clearly you learn a thing or three when you hone your craft at a world-renowned château).

Previous releases of Altos de la Guardia Reserva have scored dozens of high marks with critics, and this 2017’s awards tally is already stacking up. It boasts 90-94 points from the International Wine & Spirits Awards, 93 points from the Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition, 92 points from critic James Suckling and FOUR gold medals—so far, that is...

There’s no doubt this is a very special bottle for lovers of fine Spanish reds—aged to perfection and just waiting to be opened and served with roast lamb or pork. (Tip: we suggest decanting the wine 30 minutes or so before you plan to enjoy. This will open up those beautiful aromas and flavors and really enhance your whole experience.)

Limited cases available. Order yours today.

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