Hermanos de Pecina Rioja Gran Reserva Finca Iscorta 2010
WA94+:The 2010 Finca Iscorta De Peciña Gran Reserva is their usual blend of Tempranillo with 3% Garnacha and 2% Graciano, sourced from 50-year-old vines from their Finca Iscorta vineyard in the Sonsierra zone; therefore, it is a single-vineyard bottling. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in well-seasoned American oak barrels for 48 months with manual and gravity rackings every six months. This feels very harmonious, combining some primary notes with more-developed tertiary aromas. The palate also reveals a rare mix of power and elegance that only the very best vintages are capable of. It has polished tannins, good volume, freshness and length. Drink or hold, there should be no rush.
VM94: (raised in neutral American oak barrels for four years) Vivid ruby-red. A highly perfumed, expansive bouquet displays an array of ripe red fruits, exotic spices and candied flowers, along with subtle coconut and pipe tobacco accents. Juicy, seamless and appealingly sweet, offering intense, smoke-tinged raspberry preserve, cherry-vanilla and spicecake flavors and mocha and licorice nuances that build as the wine opens up. Finishes supple, sweet and very long, with slow-building tannins that fold smoothly into the clinging fruit.
WS90: Generous yet delicate, this red offers berry, dried cherry, floral, spice and vanilla flavors in a supple texture, featuring light tannins and orange peel acidity. Focused, with a juicy finish that draws you back. Drink now through 2022.