Tasting Note: 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 Score - 92. (Mark Squires, robertparker.com, June 28, 2015 )
|Brewer||Reynolds Wine Growers Sa|
|Sugar Content||XD - Extra Dry g/L|
|Sub Category||Alicante Blend|
|Tags||Alicante Blend, Full-bodied & Smooth|
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