Aurus Finca Allende 1800cl 2010
Miguel Angel de Gregorio, the proprietor of Finca Allende, grew up in Rioja and was heavily influenced by his father, who was the head viticulturist at the Ygay estate of Marques de Murrieta. He established his own project in 1994 and has since become known as one of the finest winemakers in the region. The 2010 Aurus is a blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano from old vines in the village of Briones with delicious notes of black fruits, raisins, coffee, liquorice, exotic spices and subtle balsamic hints. Considered one of the finest ever releases, this is a beautifully deep, expressive and elegant wine now entering its prime drinking window.