Jesús Madrazo Rioja Crianza 2018
The Jesús Madrazo Rioja Crianza is a unique expression of Rioja that combines Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha and Merlot grapes sourced from Rioja Alta and Rioja Oriental. Matured in a combination of French and American oak for 12 months this is the first time in his life that Jesús has used a “foreign” grape (Merlot) in his blend. As a result, there is more red fruit on the nose, cherries, wild berries, cassis with some typical Graciano balsamic notes and white pepper. It is so intoxicating and aromatic, has good balance on the palate and the tannin will become more polished over time.