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Azpilicueta Reserva 2015

Azpilicueta Reserva

2015
Rioja (Spain)

Paraphrasing the words of Elena Adell, the winemaker at Bodegas Azpilicueta, we'd say the Azpilicuet...

Other bottle sizes and vintages

13.60

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Azpilicueta Reserva 2015

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2015

Review

Paraphrasing the words of Elena Adell, the winemaker at Bodegas Azpilicueta, we'd say the Azpilicueta Reserva results from a definite intention: to produce a wine which clearly indicates the characteristics of the vintage, based on traditional varieties.

This is a wine with a strong personality, an elegant palate and balanced body, which is made in the classic Rioja style founded on Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo. The grapes, rigorously selected, come from Fuenmayor, a vineyard enjoying a varied topography with a combination of soils and orientations, adding an extraordinary complexity to the wines.

It appears a lovely ruby colour with brick-red flecks, and exhibits evocative scents of vanilla, dried fruits and nuts, and wild berries. It's silky and delicate on the palate, with an intense, fine nuance, brought about by a lengthy refinement in bottle. Always among the Rioja's best-rated Reservas and with a great price-pleasure relationship.

Food pairing

Cured cheeses / Lamb with fine herbs / Grilled wild mushrooms

Production

  • Ageing period:16 months
  • Type of wood:French and american oak

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
  • Decanting:Decanting isn't required

Customer reviews

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by: David O (14 Oct) - Vintage 2015

Needs the right food pairing

A straightforward Rioja without huge amounts of character. I love vanilla, oak and a flavour which develops over time but found this a little simple for my tastes. It may also be the 100% tempranillo which lacks some of the subtlety of the blended varieties. That said, it paired quite well with a spicy pasta dish. A reasonably decent wine though for me it wasn't spectacular.

by: Erkki (31/07/2018) - Vintage 2014

Nice and reliable table red wine

This tempranillo wine is a quality product. It has a versatile full flavor, which is relatively strong in positive meening. the aftertaste is pleasant. It suits best with spicy food and strong salads. This Reserva wine also offers reasons to discuss about its' flavor and surely nice experiences with this wine will continue.

by: Jesus Torres (23/12/2017) - Vintage 2013

Con cuerpo

lo abrimos para una cena con los amigos y nos dejó en muy buen lugar por lo fácil de beber acompañando una carne que estaba también deliciosa. Sin duda recomiendo este caldo

by: Graf (16/10/2017) - Vintage 2012

einfacher Rioja

Der Azpilicueta 2012 von Campo Viejo ist trotz "Reserva" eher kurz im Nachklang. Geschmacklich ansprechend, aber man darf (auch bei dem Preis) nicht zu viel erwarten. Aber sehr gut "alltagstauglich".

by: spalluto (14/10/2017) - Vintage 2012

zu viel versprochen

Nase schwach, Geschmackt geht , abgang gut... nicht zu empfehlen für diesen Preis so was kauft man wenn man sich verleiten läst

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Campo Viejo is one of the Rioja region's most well-established names and produces on its premises three premium brands that sell in over 70 countries: Campo Viejo, Azpilicueta and Alcorta. Since its foundation in 1959, Campo Viejo has undergone constant evolution, combining in a very effective way an artisanal treatment of its wines with the most cutting-edge technology as well as respect for its immediate surroundings and the environment. Evidence of this is shown by the ...