£19.30/ 0.75 L btl
Viña Real Reserva is a perfect example of a traditional style of wine still made and loved today, a style whose qualities and character have irreverently ignored changes in fashions or other tendencies in the world of wine. On drinking a glass of Viña Real Reserva, you are tasting past, present, and, most probably, the future of wine. An outstandingly balanced wine, with a timeless character, easily recognizable year after year. In a nutshell, a deeply elegant wine.
What does this wine taste like?
Its impressive colour in the glass remains intact however long the wine has aged for, and its aromas and feel immediately remind us of the best Rioja wines. Its liveliness is similar to a Crianza wine but its freshness, combined with complexity and a lingering taste in the mouth, indicate that it can only be a well-aged top quality Rioja Reserva. The best Tempranillo grapes are blended with small quantities of other classic red grapes from the region to create an enviable balance. Its graceful tannins befit its origins in Rioja Alavesa and the hundred years of winemaking experience the winery puts to good use. Roasted aromas and hints of leather which are excessively present in some Reservas, are merely a delicate framework in this wine to wrap around the top-quality, mature red fruit which delights wine-lovers just like a classic Rioja should.
Drinking and storing
Cured cheeses / Lamb / Grilled meat
Ratings and awards
|2017||92 PK||92 PN||94 SK|
|2016||93 PK||92 PN||94 SK|
|2015||93 PK||91 PN||94 SK||95 TA|
|2014||91+ PK||91 PN|
|2013||90 PN||92 SK|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
Had a bottle of this last year and loved it so much I got more. Exceptional for the price with a really deep, smooth, rich Rioja flavour, with just the right amount of oakiness. Absolutely divine. Would drink this every day if I could.
Similar to the Murietta but not quite as much depth
An easy drinking Rioja with a pleasant and mellow taste. It is a little lighter than some of the other Rioja's but is well rounded and enjoyable with all foods
This wine is really lovely. Easy to drink and not too full bodied to feel heavy on the palette. Will definitely order more of these. Highly recommended.
not as smooth as i would expect
thought this was going to be a nice mellow reserve rioja with a oak finish wrong on both accounts. sharp after a good long breath
Geurige en zachte rioja. Drinkt makkelijk weg. Past bij vele gerechten. Ook lekker om zomaar van te genieten.
Every sip reminds you of the great Rioja vintages whose wines age wonderfully for decades thanks to their marvellous acidity rather than excessive tannins or extraction. Changes in fashion led many great wines to abandon their own essence in the 1980s and 90s, and not only in Rioja but in other historic regions like Bordeaux too. Many wineries are now making amends and recovering their traditional styles of wine but Viña Real does not have to return to that path as their wines have never left it.
|Ageing period||22 months|
|Type of wood||French and American oak|
The Viña Real brand was created in 1960 by Cvne, the founding winery of the group which also includes Viñedos del Contino. Although the first wines to be released onto the market and made with Viña Real grapes (in the Elciego area and close to the old royal road, the Camino Real, hence the name) date back to 1920. Today, looking to over a 100 years of Cvne experience, the new Viña Real winery offers modern-style wines that are well prepared for a...