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Barón de Chirel Reserva

Barón de Chirel Reserva
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Barón de Chirel Reserva
Red wine Reserva. 20 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo,  Other red varieties
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Red wine Reserva. 20 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo,  Other red varieties
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Barón de Chirel Reserva

Barón de Chirel Reserva is a D.O. Rioja red wine by one of the most classic wineries in the Marqués de Riscal area.
A coupage between Tempranillo (80 percent) and other varieties (20 percent). The grapes are from a selection of very old vines, 80-110 years old, with low yields that are of very high quality.

Barón de Chirel Reserva is only produced in great vintages with a very limited production. Following its manual harvest and passage through the sorting table, it is fermented at a controlled temperatuere of 26ºC and a maceration that does exceed 12 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in wooden casks and ageing later takes place for 20 months in French oak barrels. It is refined in the bottle for at least a year before being put on the market.

Serve at 17ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Iberian ham, Game birds, Mature cheese, Grilled red meats, Blue cheese, Small game

Tasting notes Barón de Chirel Reserva

After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.
This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
A good balance and few climate incidents define this vintage. The autumn began with mild temperatures and lack of rain. In March began the rain,as well as the development of the vines. At the beginning of the growth cycle of the vines, temperatures decrease and there were a lot of rainy days. This caused an irregular growth of the vineyard. After an unstable month of May, the temperatures increased, and a cycle without rains began. This resulted in perfect sprouts and a good flowering. The summer months were warm and with some heat waves, which caused a slower growth cycle and some symptoms of water stress, and thus a concentration of fruit. At the end of September, and before the harvest, there was some rain that was perfect for a great year thanks to the perfect ripening of the grapes. Good acidity and concentration define the wines from this vintage. Fine wines with a great ageing potential.
An excellent vintage in Rioja. With a mild autumn, and a cold and rainy winter, the growth season began with enough resources for the perfect development of the vines. During this period, there were no pests and diseases until the end of the growth cycle. During the harvest, there were no significant rains, so the health and ripening of the grapes were excellent. A great year with great aged wines that can be stored for a long time. Perfect balance between the most amiable tannins and the good acidity, which give these wines an extraordinary length.
2010 was considered the perfect vintage after some very good years. An optimal growth cycle, without incidents regarding the health of the vineyards. The harvest took place during a magnificent state of the vines and with a moderate production, with good fruit setting and slow ripening. A great year with excellent ageing potential, which resulted in spicy and fruity wines, with a very good structure and acidity.
Sight Dark cherry, lively, without signs of evolution.
Nose High aromatic intensity together with ripe dark fruit notes, in which toasted and spiced notes from the French oak prevail.
Taste Fresh and unctuous on the palate with smooth and clean tannins in which wood is not very present. Complex and elegant, with a lonf and balanced finish.
Sight Dark cherry colour, lively and bright. High robe. Good tears. Nose Good aromatic intensity with ripe black fruit and notes of roasted and smoky provided during the ageing. Good harmony. Spicy and milky hints. Taste Broad attack, with a pleasant and concentrated mid palate, very meaty and dense. Low presence of wood. Soft and polished tannins. Good evolution in the mouth. Long and balanced finish. Complex and elegant wine.
Sight Wine of intense dark cherry color with little signs of progress. Nose The first stroke of balsamic nose is very complex and later shown notes of leather, roasted coffee liqueur and nuances. Taste In the mouth it is warm and unctuous, with a final full of sweet sensations, thanks to the outstanding maturity of the tannins.
Sight Wine of intense dark cherry color with little signs of progress. Nose The first stroke of balsamic nose is very complex and later shown notes of leather, roasted coffee liqueur and nuances. Taste In the mouth it is warm and unctuous, with a final full of sweet sensations, thanks to the outstanding maturity of the tannins.

Ratings

  • Peñin 93
  • Decanter 96
  • Atkin 93
  • Parker 92+
  • Peñin 93
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 94
  • Parker 91
  • Decántalo 90
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 90
  • Decántalo 90
  • Peñin 90

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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