2010 El Centimo Real Lot 532 | Perfectly Cellared Spanish Red from Magic Vintage
Rare, perfectly-aged Crianza from Spain’s greatest vintage in decades. 2010 El Centimo Real Lot 532 presents ruby in color. First, fabulous aromas of fresh mission plum, dried roses, and turned red soil hinting at sweet, dried herbs. Next, juicy and full on entry with a delicious mix of red fruits, earth, subtle dried tobacco, and sweet herbal undertones. Finally, a show-stopper, giving way to a 60-90 second fanfare finish. Drink now to 2025+.
Three varietals were used to create 2010 El Centimo Real Lot 532. While the largest share of which (60%) belongs to Tempranillo giving the wine its elegance, complexity and aromatic intensity. The Graciano varietal, composing 20% of the blend, gives the wine its tannin structure and volume in the mouth. The last 20% is Garnacha, which gives the wine its silkiness as well as a tempting aroma.
El Centimo | What is Lot 532?
2010 El Centimo Real Lot 532 was created from the best of the 2010 vintage, making it a unique, special and charismatic blend. It is the first of many greats to come. The choice to number this lot 532 is a tribute to the diversity of the founding members of El Centimo Real. The 5 represents the five founding members with a common dream, 3 of which have heritage from Rioja and 2 are Americans who have found their way to Rioja
Spain 2010 Vintage
For Spain, 2010 was a watershed year. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate rated the vintage 95 points—the best since Parker started his chart in 1970, matched only in 2004. Vinous also pinned on its highest score ever with a 96+ point rating, calling it “an outstanding vintage that produced wines that combine power and vivacity, with the acidity and tannic structure to ensure long-term cellaring.”
Winemaker Basilio Berisa
Basilio Berisa has been making wine with his family in the Rioja wine region since he was a child. Winemaking isn’t something that he takes lightly. Having worked in wineries in three continents, Basi is always looking to further perfect his craft.
When he isn’t making or bottling wine, you can find him enjoying a glass or perhaps taking a siesta dreaming about his next batch.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Perfectly Cellared Spanish Red from Magic 2010 Vintage. A show-stopper, giving way to a 60-90 second fanfare finish.|
|Why now?||Exclusive & On-sale | w/free ship on 6+|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||91WE | 4.2 Vivino|
|What is it?||Rioja, Spain Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||60% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 20% Graciano | ABV 14%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2025+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Poultry, Comfort Foods, Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Good Friends & Family|
|Occasion||A great red wine for get-togethers|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 30 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||6+ Includes free shipping | really a case buy @$19.99|