By: Joe Manekin
K&L Staff Member
For fans of rich and spicy Rioja, it does not get any better than Gran Reserva level wines, which in this case gets an added boost from a sun filled, warm vintage in 2011. I have found the best wines from 2011 to be delicious and precocious, having come close to reaching what Miguel calls "cruise altitude" at this relatively early stage. That said, this will age nicely in the mi-term as well. Some of my most memorable bottles of Miguel Merino wines have invariably been his richly styled, delicious Gran reserva bottlings.