2008 Vinedos De Paganos El Puntido Rioja Gran Reserva

Tempranillo - 750ML
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2022

I was greatly impressed by the 2008 El Puntido Gran Reserva, a wine with a more traditional profile than the majority of wines from the Eguren family. At age 14, the wine is glorious, still young and with a mixture of...
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jamessuckling.com, October 2021

Aromas of sweet berries, tree bark and crushed stones follow through to a medium body with round, creamy tannins and a delicious, succulent finish. Shows complexity and subtlety. Tempranillo. Drink now.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Tempranillo
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Vintage 2008
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

The 2008 Vinedos De Paganos El Puntido Rioja Gran Reserva is a magnificent red wine from the renowned Rioja region in Spain. Crafted with 100% Tempranillo grapes, this vintage is a true testament to the exceptional winemaking skills of Vinedos De Paganos.

In the glass, this wine displays a deep and intense red color, reminiscent of ripe cherries and garnet hues. The aromas that waft from the glass are enticing and complex, with notes of blackberry, plum, and dark chocolate mingling harmoniously with hints of vanilla and spice. These captivating scents draw you in, inviting you to explore the depth and complexity this wine has to offer.

On the palate, the 2008 Vinedos De Paganos El Puntido Rioja Gran Reserva showcases a full-bodied and velvety texture that coats the mouth with elegance. The flavors are rich and concentrated, with luscious dark fruits taking center stage. Ripe blackberries, black cherries, and plums dance alongside subtle hints of tobacco and leather. The well-integrated oak adds a layer of complexity, providing notes of vanilla, cedar, and spice that linger on the palate.

This Rioja Gran Reserva boasts a remarkable balance between its fruit, acidity, and tannins, creating a wine that is both powerful and refined. The lengthy finish is a testament to its exceptional quality, leaving a lasting impression of dark fruits and a touch of earthiness.

To fully appreciate the 2008 Vinedos De Paganos El Puntido Rioja Gran Reserva, it is recommended to decant it for at least an hour before serving. This will allow the wine to fully express its aromas and flavors, and ensure a truly memorable tasting experience.

Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with hearty dishes such as grilled lamb chops or aged cheeses, this exceptional Rioja Gran Reserva is sure to delight even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.