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Campillo 2001 Gran Reserva

Bodegas Campillo represents the culmination of the accumulated experience of four generations of winemakers who sought a site at the heart of Rioja Alavesa.  Laguardia. Strategically placed in a location in which all key factors: altitude, climate, soil and terrain are ideally suited for growing grapes and ageing their wines. Juilio Faustino Martínez always had the dream of creating a winery surrounded by vineyards, thus transforming the concept of château to the land of Rioja wine. To this end he started his project by acquiring 35 hectares of land near Laguardia in the 1980s which were later expanded to 50. After several years, in 1988, everything was ready to build the winery, even its name: “Campillo”, like the first family estate. The architect Aurelio Ibarrondo Fragüela was responsible for the design. In September 1990, this dream came true.

I found my last bottle in the cellar! Deep Ruby red color with aromas of black and red fruit, with a soft cedar fragrance. This 100% Tempranillo wine, from 100-Year Old vines, was aged for 24 months in French oak barrels. The palate shows flavors of ripe red cherries, dried fruit, cacao and tobacco. The wine showed plenty of acidity and round tannins, giving the wine good structure.  This full-bodied wine had a long finish leaving with some oak and earthy mineral ending.  A Pleasure!  Still has room to age!