TELMO RODRIGUES Rioja Yjar, Remelluri 2017 Wooden Case x 3 Bottles PRE RELEASE
Red Still Wine | Spain | Rioja | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Dunell's welcomes its first Rioja offering from Telmo Rodrigues. A single vineyard cuvée from the foothills of the Sierra de Toloño in Rioja made by Telmo Rodriguez. We are releasing today the first vintage produced the YJAR 2017 (16.09.21).
Telmo Rodriguez is one of the greatest of Spanish winemakers. He owns large hectares of vines, covering Gredos, Valdeorras, Ribera del Duero and Rioja, among others. The property is located in the foothills of the Sierra Tolono. YJAR is based on an old, high altitude vineyard of 3.8 hectares located in Labastida, Rioja (Remelluri property). Telmo Rodríguez, "it is the great wine, the jewel that we have extracted from this exceptional vineyard with unique characteristics.”
Key points :
- Located in a triangle between La Bastida, San Vicente and Penacerrada some of the oldest and most incredible vineyards of Rioja Alavesa
- Bordeaux vinification process inspired by Telmo Rodriguez’s experiences (Cos d’Estournel, Petit Village…)
- Massal selection : Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha, Granegro and Rojal
- 3.8ha - Very limited production : 7 000bts
- Ageing 30 months in Foudres and barrels
THE WINE ADVOCATE Rating: 96
Drink Date: 2021 - 2030
"The new top-of-the-range is the 2017 Yjar, a difficult name in most languages, selected because the property used to be managed by the Duque de Híjar—this is just a different spelling. It's a red produced with Tempranillo and a significant amount of Garnacha grapes from selected soils from Remelluri. It's a wine that transcends the vintage, with spicy notes, a complex and changing nose, really harmonious, serious, with super sleek tannins, seamless with a polished mouthfeel with a chalky finish. This is a separate project and with a different style from Remelluri (closer, perhaps, to the style of the personal wines from Telmo Rodríguez. It's a wine that will be sold through the Place de Bordeaux, the result of their understanding of the soils from the property, something they knew empirically but for which they now have a more scientific explanation. It feels younger and less developed than the classical wines from Remelluri. It matured mostly in foudre, and there is no trace of oak; the wine feels very young, clean and modern. It's a great effort for a challenging year. It should develop nicely in bottle. 7,000 bottles produced." - Luis Gutiérrez, 19th Aug 2021
DECANTER 98 points
Drinking Window 2021 - 2031
"The first time a Spanish Rioja has been offered via the Place de Bordeaux. The new wine by oenologist-winemaker Telmo Rodriguez, was definitely one of the wines of the tasting. It is a 3.8-hectare, single-vineyard cuvée from the limestone foothills of the Sierra de Toloño in Rioja Alavesa and made from a massal selection of Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha, Granegro and Rojal. A gorgeously dense and rich nose, concentrated and a balanced combination of perfumed elements, fruit and spices - cherries, ripe plums and liquorice. Tannins gently settle on the tongue but the flavours are impactful and so precise. It’s a bold wine but seriously defined and charming, super fresh and elegant. And you really feel the limestone terroir in the clarity and cleanliness of flavour. Superb. A production of 7,000 bottles that will be sold in its entirety through Bordeaux." - Tasted by Georgina Hindle(at Bordeaux, 20 Jul 2021) Part of Tasting September fine wine releases via the Bordeaux Place.
JAMES SUCKLING 5***** 97 Points
16 Aug, 2021 – "Very ripe red with plums, figs, dark chocolate, walnuts and cloves. Full-bodied with round and layered tannins that show ripeness and intensity. Fruit-forward, but formed and powerful. Plush and high-toned. Savory finish. From 3.8 hectares of vineyards. It’s a field blend of tempranillo, graciano, garnacha, granegro and rojal. Shows the ripeness of the vintage with structure and freshness. Crazy wine. Outstanding first bottling of this wine, with global distribution only through negociations in Bordeaux. Better after 2025."
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