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Bodegas Benito Urbina, Gran Reserva Especial Rioja 1994
A fantastic example of mature Rioja from a legendary vintage 1994 -one of the best 3 in the last thirty years. Urbina is a family owned bodega located west of Haro in the coolest spot in Rioja. Their classic wines are benchmarks of the traditional style with long ageing beyond the mandatory periods and extraordinary ageing capacity. The wine starts its ageing with 3 months in French oak followed by a longer period in American oak.
Definitely decant and expect complex aromas of soft leather, sweet spice and red fruit , a whiff of mushroom and dried tea leaf and a balsamic note Nebbiolo lovers will recognise , with beautifully integrated fruit and oak on the palate, fresh acidity and a silky texture.
Pair with slow cooked milk fed lamb-cordero lechal - the local favourite -or beef wellington .