Category Archives: Gran Reserva

Berberana Gran Reserva – 2003 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Tempranillo – 80% Garnacha – 20% Spiced blackberry, ripe black cherry, simmering spices and smoke; aromas of roasting chestnuts, cedar wood pile, and herb garden at mid-summer. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the … Continue reading

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Montecillo Gran Reserva – 2003 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Tempranillo – 100% Refined and elegant; strawberry, bacon, Eucalyptus, and anise. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — … Continue reading

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Marqués de Cáceres Gran Reserva – 2005 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Tempranillo – 85% Garnacha Tinta & Graciano – 15% Well constructed wine—definitive; silken tannins, roasted blackberry-boysenberry, Malabar pepper, Maitake mushroom and saffron. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine … Continue reading

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Monte Real Gran Reserva – 1998 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: 80% Tempranillo 15% Mazuelo 5% Graciano Cassis-Acai confit, delicate notes of Cardamom and nutmeg, truffle and scent of espresso, underbrush and freshly roasted pine nuts. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read … Continue reading

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Viña Albina Gran Reserva – 1998 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Tempranillo – 80% Mazuelo – 15% Graciano – 5% Blackberry, spiced red pear, mint and Brazil nut. Scent of espresso, suede and Marjoram. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Rioja Bordon Gran Reserva – 2001 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Tempranillo Garnacha Mazuelo Graciano Exsquite notes of blueberry confit, delicate notes of saffron, lavender, and Maitake mushroom. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James … Continue reading

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Rioja Bordón Gran Reserva – 2001 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Tempranillo Garnacha Mazuelo Graciano Muscular and defined; smoked Montmorency cherry, wild bramble berries Confit, Maitake mushroom; scent of freshly ground sweet spices and cedar. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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