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Akutain Reserva 2015

Akutain Reserva

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/ 0.75 L btl

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%
Production6,000 bottles

What does this wine taste like?

Austere / Complex / Spicy notes / Liquorice / Smoke / Tobacco / Wild fruits
Velvety / Juicy / Fine tannins / Elegant

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Roast lamb / Cured cheeses / T-bone steak / Grilled swordfish / Liver

Ratings and awards

201792 PK
201594 PK
201492 PK16 JR
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinson

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

I tasted two vintages of the Reserva, starting with the older 2015 Reserva, a wine produced with 93% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha and 2% Viura from their own vineyards in Gembres, the highest-altitude vineyard they have, the jewel of the crown. It fermented with indigenous yeasts for eight days and was let to settle in tank until the spring, during which time it was racked three times to achieve a very clear wine to be aged for some 38 months in used barrels, 70% of them American. It's a lot more backward and austere than the Crianza, but there's a lot of wine here. It's layered, complex, nuanced and spicy, with notes of licorice, smoke and tobacco, red and black fruit and a very powerful palate with brilliant freshness and balance. It's velvety, juicy and nuanced and should be long lived. 6,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2019.

— Luis Gutiérrez (14/07/2022)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2015 - 94 PARKER

Customer reviews

2 reviews


Ageing periodBetween 17 and 27 months
Type of woodAmerican and French oak
Clarification and filtrationUnfiltered


Vine ageBetween 23 and 48 years

The winery

Bodega Akutain

Bodega Akutain

Bodega Akutain is a family winery in Rioja with many years of experience producing quality classic red wines. At the end of the 1970s, the family bought their first vineyard, La Manzanera, in Haro where the winery is currently located. They have always worked following a ‘château winemaking style’ and only use the grapes from their own vineyards to produce wines. Following classic, traditional methods, Bodega Akutain use neither...


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