Bodega Otazu - Spain - Navarre

Premium Cuvee - 2018

Grape Varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo  
Caract. : Red wine  
Price : 18.90$
SAQ Code :  
Inventaire : Continuous Supply  
Format : 750 mL 
Degree of Alcohol : 14% 
Bottles/Crate : 12 

Tasting :

"Plum, spice and dark chocolate flavors mingle with herbal and smoky notes in this plump red. Firm tannins and clean acidity give this structure and balance. Generous, but remains fresh."–TM Wine Spectator

Wine Pairing :

Serve with grilled or roasted red meat, lamb, and strong cheese.

Winemaking :

  • Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Tempranillo (30%), Merlot (20%)
  • Age of vines : 15 years
  • Yield of vines : 4.000 kg/Ha
  • Irrigation : none. Drip is used in very dry years
  • Harvest : manual
  • Fermentation : stainless steel during 24 days
  • Maturation : old (2-5 years) french oak barrique during 15 months. With the lees. Malolactic fermentation. 24 months in bottle.
  • Type of yeast : Baianus
  • Fining : Filtered
  • Cellar : 3-5 years
  • Decanting : 1h

See the Press Review


Vntage 2018

  • Gilbert & Gaillard 2019: 90 pts.

Vintage 2016:

  • Gilbert & Gaillard 2019: Gold Medal
  • Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada 2019 : Silver Medal

Vintage 2015:

  • Gilbert & Gaillard 2018: 91 pts.
  • Challenge International du vin : gold medal
  • James Suckling 2019 : 86 points

Vintage 2014:

  • Sélections Mondiales : Gold medal
  • IWSC 2018 : Silver medal
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2018 : Silver medal

Vintage 2011:

  • Wine Spectator : 90 pts.
  • Sélections Mondiales : Gold medal
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles : Silver medal
  • Decanter : Bronze medal
  • Guide Peñin: 90 pts.

Vintage 2010:

  • Wine Enthusiast: 90 "Best buy"
  • Decanter : Bronze medal
  • IWSC : Bronze medal

Vintage 2007:

  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles:Gold medal
  • Sélection Mondiale 2012 : Gold medal

Vintage 2006:

  • Wine Advocate -R. Parker: 88 "Excellent value"
  • Guide Peñin 2011: 92 pts.- 5 stars

Vintage 2005:

  • Guide Peñin 2009: 92 pts.- 5 stars

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