The classic, polished, developed and balanced 2010 Gran Reserva is only produced in certain vintages. The dream year 2010 was one of those vintages when they achieved the elegance and subtlety they look for in this bottling. It matured in seven oak barrels of different origins for 27 months, which provided subtle aromas of cigar ash, cured meat and incense. The medium-bodied palate revealed good balance with some chalky tannins and good acidity, polished and soft. 1,952 bottles were filled in March 2013.
Score: 92 points -- Luis Gutiérrez, Robertparker.com, Feb 2018
Located in the village of Briones in Rioja Alta, Bodegas Miguel Merino offer exemplary modern Rioja wine sourced from their own Tempranillo vines planted between 1931 and 1963 at an altitude of 550 meters above sea level. The Tempranillo vines are augmented by small plots of Mazuelo and Graciano that are occasionally bottled separately. The wine is then matured in a combination of new American, French and Hungarian oak.