Classicas Hacienda López de Haro
Gran Reserva Tinto 2004
- Varieties: Tempranillo and Garnacha.
- Ageing: Three and a half years in Bordeaux barrels of French oak, half new and half used, with further blending to complete refinement throughout a lengthy stay in the bottle.
- Vineyard: Old goblet-shaped Tempanillo vines, with an average age of 70, some of them planted on the old “planting frame” or “square” just after the phylloxera blight, where ancient varieties of vines still survive. They grow on claylimestone terraces at the foot of the Sierra de Toloño in the Sonsierra region, facing south, at a high altitude, with a cool climate, in the Sonsierra region (San Vicente and surrounding towns). La Garnacha comes from 90-year-old vineyards planted in the Cárdenas area, in Alto Najerilla. They are also located at a high altitude, on clay-ferrous terraces facing north.
- Colour: Good intensity is maintained despite its long life. The tonalities dominate on the rim with the lively reflection of the cherry tones from its youth.
- Nose: Spicy notes and licorice stand out. It is a very complex and intense wine that also reflects a balsamic character with notes of eucalyptus and violets. The prolonged aging gives it aromas of roots and leaves, intertwined with descriptors of tobacco, vanilla and dried fruit and nuts from the barrel.
- Palate: Its high level of intensity is supported by a robust structure, and features extremely pleasant tactile sensations. Its initial sweet and enveloping attack gives way to a passage through the mouth with good acidity and a slight final bitterness that generates an aftertaste full of nuances. A wine tamed by time in a vintage of great maturity.