Paris to Provence Special
Rioja 2010 Crianza
Real Rubio Six Pack
$14.99 bottle (normally $30.50)
If you can't visit our cellar door to get great specials at Paris to Provence this weekend at Como House in South Yarra Melbourne, we still have something for you! We are letting go of the last six packs of this fantastic Tempranillo.
Complex and smooth drinking and perfect for summer grills.
Made by Mariluz Ruiz and Javier Rubio
Drinking perfectly now the 2010 has softened to reveal ripe blackberry integrated with toasty oak
Real Rubio is made the traditional way.
Real Rubio vineyard is in the warmest and driest district of the Rioja region on alluvial silt with layers of limestone and clay and you can taste that in the wine.
Each case will contain Real Rubio Crianza 2010 (6 bottles)
Stock is limited
"There's a lot of value to be had in red Rioja. This Rioja crianza is 8 years old and an 80/20 blend of tempranillo and graciano. It saw 18 months in barrel and is from an organic vineyard. In the glass, there are aromas of game, cedar, leather, spice and red fruits. The tannins are softening, the length is good, and this wine is entering its best drinking window. A lot for $30." Rating: Very Good.
Sean Mitchell Grape Observer April 14 2018
"The Rioja wine region in 2010 is well known for producing generous wines, full of character. Some of the wines took their time to reveal their true potential, and this 80% Tempranillo 20% Graciano blend from Real Rubio is the perfect example. Here we are, in 2018, and the wine is finally coming together, offering riper blackberry and plum notes, with perfectly integrated toasty oak (a mix of French and American) and leathery characters; it has become complex, attractive and multi layered. It could well be at its peak, still offering plenty of fruit freshness on the palate to balance the rich tannins. I’m enjoying this."
Loic le Calvez, Wine Truth March 2018
"Good colour in the glass-robust for Rioja. The nose is modern; built on the choice of barrels, more American than French for 18 months causes nose richness and sweetness. Lots of chocolate which encourages drinkers, made from long hang time grapes ripening to the last drop of sugar, and therefore pumped up in flavour.
The palate does not let you down. This is Rioja on the fuller bodied side, some subtlety and good savoury notes tangled up with a good dose of grippy tannins, makes for the richer style. This is crianza exuberant in fruit. The 80% tempranillo plus 20% graciano to soften and sweeten, plays a good tune on the tongue. Absolutely great value to drink while the lamb shoulder roasts slowly."
Peter Scudamore-Smith, MW