Luis Cañas Reserva 2011 is a beautifully balanced, delicious Reserva from one of the top Rioja Bodegas. It has a dark berry fruit nose and an elegant, flavourful blackberry and raspberry palate together with complex layers of oak, cocoa and balsam hints. It displays very good structure, real elegance and length.
Mostly young French oak barrels used in the barrel ageing process where it has spent 18 months, before a further year or so in bottle, ageing at the Bodega. It is made from not only hand-picked, but also hand-selected grapes, which ensures only the best grapes are used in this wine. The grapes come from vines over 40 years old, which provide intense, complex flavours. The inclusion of Graciano grape provides both structure and finesse.
Luis Cańas are a family-run Bodega, whose vineyards are situated in the best part of Rioja Alavesa; the care and attention from vineyards to wine-making and barrel ageing processes mark them out as one of the top Rioja Bodegas, producing wines that consistently win acclaim internationally.
The 2011 vintage was a excellent vintage and the good Reservas from this vintage are elegant and well structured. It was warmer than 2010, and as a result the good Reservas will have a good concentration and power. Drinking well now this Reserva will be drinking well through to 2019 at least.