Hermanos Pecina Reserva 2000
The Reserva is a wine aged for three years in barrels with six rackings. After bottling, it is left for at least one year in our cellar before being put on the market. Very ripe fruit with notes of leather and vainilla, as well as toffee and toasty hints confer on this wine a very special quality. As we pour it into the glass, we can appreciate more mature aromas of plums and stewed fruit and, as it evolves by combining with the oxygen, we find more developed notes of coffee and tobacco leaves. This is a wine that pairs perfectly with red meat, as the toasty notes of the barrels provide the perfect combination. In the mouth, it is very velvety and its tannins provide a structure that turns into a wine with a marked personality.
Initially, the nose was a bit musty, with cleaning solution notes. Reminded me of the basement of the Park Slope Food Co-op for those who know. As it opened up, more fruit, especially currents came through. Soft and smooth mouth feel, with bright alcohol and cherry finish. Don't know if I'd drop $20 on this again, but it was decent.
Flat and fairly acidic. Initially tasted like raisin. After letting sit awhile, I got more of a fruity taste (mostly cherry). Not bad, but don't know if I'd buy it (sampled at a Rioja tasting).
Four and a half glasses
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