Prado Enea Rioja Gran Reserva 2011
99 points, “The most structured Prado Enea ever. A reduced centre palate that is so compact with dark fruit, dark mushrooms and cedary spice. Full body. Wonderfully polished tannins and a long, long finish. Electric acidity. Muscular and well-toned. The is a new classic that reminds me of great Spanish wines from the 1940s and 1950s. Better after 2021, but already so impressive.” – James Suckling.
97 points, “The latest in a string of brilliant Prado Eneas from Jorge Muga, this comes from the bodega's coolest and highest vineyards, up to 600 metres in some cases, and will age every bit as well as its distinguished predecessors. Dense, dark and brooding, with chalky minerality and a finish that lingers on the tongue.” – Tim Atkin MW
96 points, “The most classical of the wines from Muga… It feels like an open, expressive and hedonistic year for Prado Enea… Time in bottle has polished the wine, and it's ready to drink on release, but it's a wine that is going to develop in bottle for a long time.” – Wine Advocate.
What can we add to what the critics have already said? This is an exceptional Rioja from a killer vintage. Prado Enea Gran Reserva is a silky blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano that's only made in the greatest vintages. Ruby coloured, it’s stylish with huge length and electric energy. It feels like the classic old school Rioja but with the flaws ironed out by modern technology. Don’t miss out.
Prado Enea was not produced in 2012 or 2013, so the next release will be the 2014. While we wait for that, it feels like a good time to stock up on the last remaining bottles of the 2011.
£7.53 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3459411
Style No.: 884194
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