Julian Reynolds Grande Reserva 2007

Alicante Blend

—VINTAGES#: 512228
Julian Reynolds Grande Reserva 2007
The 2007 Grande Reserva Julian Reynolds is an equal blend of Alicante Bouschet and Syrah, aged for 1 year in a mixture of new and second-use French oak. It is a beauty, with big, sumptuous fruit, but also finesse and grace. A bit too oak-tinged on opening, it overcomes that easily. Showing caressing texture, it becomes rather sensual as well as flavorful, while maintaining its elegance all the while. It got better and better with aeration. This is very pretty. Why trade up to the 2007 Gloria Reynolds, the pricier specialty bottling (reviewed last year)? The styles and blends are different. This is more approachable, while the Gloria Reynolds is more ageworthy and rather more powerful. The Gloria Reynolds will age better and it adds just a bit more depth. It is nowhere near as appealing today, though. Both perform very well. This Grande Reserva isn't the best wine of the producer's submissions this issue, but it isn't all that far off. At about half the price of the Gloria, at the least, this is the much better bargain, especially if you're not planning on extended cellaring. Drink Date: 2015-2024. Score - 92. (Mark Squires, robertparker.com, June 28, 2015 )

Product Details

Release Date:
September 7, 2017
750 mL bottle
Made in:
Alentejo, Portugal
Reynolds Wine Growers Sa
Sugar Content:
5 g/L
Sweetness Descriptor:
XD - Extra Dry
Full-bodied & Smooth
Alicante Blend

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