2018 Izadi Reserva Rioja

SKU #5062717
The 2018 Izadi Reserva Rioja is a captivating representation of the renowned Spanish wine region. From the moment it meets the nose, it entices with a delightful blend of red berries, ripe cherries, and a hint of plum, all elegantly intertwined with subtle hints of vanilla and cedar from oak aging. On the palate, this Reserva reveals its depth and complexity. Flavors of dark fruit, like blackberries and currants, mingle harmoniously with notes of tobacco, leather, and a touch of spice, reflecting the terroir and meticulous winemaking. Its fine-grained tannins provide structure without overwhelming, while the well-balanced acidity keeps the wine fresh and inviting. The finish is enduring and satisfying, leaving behind a lingering echo of dark chocolate and a whisper of smokiness. The 2018 Izadi Reserva Rioja is a testament to the timeless allure of Rioja wines, showcasing both tradition and innovation in every sip.
24+
24+
JAMES SUCKLING RATING: 93
JAMES SUCKLING REVIEW: Aromas of ripe plums and blueberries with hints of blue flowers, licorice and dried herbs. Medium-to full-bodied with plush tannins and savory fruit character. Polished and structured, with notes of chocolate and minerals to close.
ROBERT PARKER RATING: 91
ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: The 2018 Reserva, a blend of Tempranillo with 9% Graciano, still feels quite oaky after 15 months in French and American oak barrels, half of each. It has good ripeness for a cooler vintage, at 14.1% alcohol, and has a creamy mouthfeel with tannins and plenty of oak-related flavors in the finish. For fans of oaky modern Rioja.
WINE SPECTATOR RATING: 91
WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: A polished red, layering supple tannins with an aromatic overtone of star anise, mocha and graphite. Fresh and medium-bodied, revealing black cherry coulis and fig cake notes, with a spiced finish. Drink now
More Information
Vintage 2018
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Bottle Size 750ml
Special Assignment Staff Favorite
Alcohol %- 14
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