TERÁN EAGLE RESERVA
Producer: Marqués de Terán, Club Albatros Golf & Wine
Region: La Rioja, Spain
Varietal: 90% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha, 5% Mazuelo
Alcohol content: 14%
Eagle Reserva represents knowledge and hard work that has gone into a job well done over decades.
The term ‘Eagle’ as a score of two under par came about due to using birds (“birdie”) as a synonym for a good score. It was natural that American golfers might think of the bald eagle, their national symbol. The use of “Eagle” came into general use shortly after “birdie” spread through American golf clubs, and from there it was passed on to the international golf community.It mainly uses Tempranillo grapes with a touch of Garnacha and Mazuelo, carefully hand-picked in 17 kg boxes. Eagle spends 15 months in American oak Bordeaux barrels and 3 months in French oak plus careful decanting that rounds off this wine.
The right oak and painstaking rackings round off this product, maintaining its fruity and floral qualities; these are enhanced by a light touch of French oak and the sweetness of its tannins. While drinking it, we feel a wise blend of youth and maturity.