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El Puntido Gran Reserva 2007 ~ 96RP

VINEDOS DE PAGANOS EL PUNTIDO GRAN RESERVA 2007 ~ 100% Tempranillo ~ 14.0% Alc. ~ 0.75 Ltr. ~

96RP

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Viñedos de Páganos
Marcos Eguren
DOCa Rioja
Spain

6 bottles in stock

EL PUNTIDO GRAN RESERVA 2007 | VIÑEDOS DE PÁGANOS | EGUREN FAMILY | RIOJA | 96RP

"Putting my nose in the glass of the 2007 El Puntido Gran Reserva transported me to the classical Riojas from yesteryear. The wine has a fully developed nose with all the textbook descriptors of a good aged Rioja—forest floor, cigar ash, cold bonfire, truffle, cherries in liqueur, blonde tobacco, spices and iodine. But this is a classical Gran Reserva that has something that was not that traditional, and it comes from a single vineyard and matured in brand new French oak barrels for 28 months. But time in bottle has polished it (it was bottled in June 2010, almost nine years ago); the tannins are mostly resolved and it's nicely textured. It has what I love about the best red wine—it's salty rather than sweet, there is no room for sweetness here, and it's sapid and tasty and has great balance and freshness. This is developing at a very slow pace and should continue doing so for a very long time. A great Gran Reserva in the making. Only 5,000 bottles were produced from 2007, a very cold vintage, when the grapes were harvested the last three days of October, and it snowed the first of November. Drink: 2019-2032."

96 Points | Luis Gutiérrez | Robert Parker, Wine Advocate | Issue #243 | 28 June 2019

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Vinedos de Paganos is a small winery belonging to the Eguren family in the Alavesa part of Rioja, in the village of Paganos, Laguardia, where they had family vineyards. They built a small winery excavating new caves, some of them underneath the vineyards. They produce two single vineyard wines there, El Puntido and La Nieta, but the news is that since 2005 there are two version of El Puntido as in that vintage they started producing a Gran Reserva versions of it. Did I mention that tradition and modernity seem to be converging?

Luis Gutiérrez | Wine Advocate | December 2013

  • Drink: 2019 - 2032
  • Production: Limited (5.000 bottles)
  • Treatment: 28 months in new French oak, plus further 5 years in the bottle!
  • Remarks: A great Gran Reserva in the making, this third vintage of the extended El Puntido experiment... in new oak this one!