The restaurant Jean Leon opened in Beverly Hills, which gives this Gran Reserva its name, was always a gathering place for artists and nonconformists. The 2015 vintage features the painting “Els ceps i la nit” by Josep Guinovart. In splendid shades of green and ochre, it invites us to lose ourselves in the vineyards, discovering the grapevines as we venture into the deep blue night while the moon, like a lighthouse, illuminates our path.

Ultimate expression of the Cabernet Sauvignon variety, as well as its aging potential and correct evolution. A wine with an intense and complex aroma. Good tannic structure, great presence and length.

APPEARANCE

Picota cherry red color with a brickcolored rim as a result of its evolution.

NOSE

notable for its intensity, balsamic, notes of roasted pepper, black fruits, on a background of toasted and spicy products from its aging in French oak barrels.

PALATE

medium-high body with a tannic concentration present that gives it structure and an enveloping fat. . The tannins are soft thanks to the long ripening of the grape that gives it a smooth, elegant and complex mid palate. Long, fresh and persistent finish.

Variety
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Aging
Aged for a minimum of 24 months in French oak barrels, followed by bottle aging for at least three years in the cellar.

Vinification
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for around 19 days at a controlled temperature. Once maceration and fermentation have finished the barrel aging begins, which is when the malolactic fermentation takes place.

ABV
14,5%

Limited production
12.209 bottles

Harvest
October 15th, 2015

Excellent match for fine red meat with sauces featuring spices like green peppercorn.

Pairs perfectly with fine, red meat dishes, particularly when accompanied by sauces built around spices like green pepper.

Map
Vinya La Scala

Vineyard size
8 Ha. “Vinya La Scala”

Vineyard
Planted in 1963

Soil
Calcareous clay soils

Viticulture

Organic since 2008

Viart: Josep Moscardó & Mireia Torres

Viart: Mireia Torres & Gloria Muñoz

 

Vinya La Scala CS GR 2011 – Javier Mariscal

 

Vinya La Scala CS GR 2009 – Cuixart

 

Vinya La Scala CS GR 2007 – Bofarull

 

Vinya La Scala CS GR 1996 – Guinovart

 

Discovering Jean Leon – Jaume Rovira & Ana Carrión

 

 

2015 vintage

– 92 points, Peñin

– 92 points, James Suckling

2013 vintage

– 91 points, Peñin

– 93 points, Proensa

– 93 points James Suckling

2012 vintage

– 94 points, JamesSuckling.com 2018

2011 vintage

– 90 points, Wine Advocate 2018

– 91 points, JamesSuckling.com 2017

2009 vintage

– 94 points, JamesSuckling.com 2017

2003 vintage

– 91 points, Wine Advocate 2014

2001 vintage

– 90 points, Wine Enthusiast 2011

1996 vintage

– 92 points, Wine Advocate 2015

– Gold Medal, Vinitaly 2004 (Italy)

1994 vintage

– Gold Medal, Challenge International du Vin 2003 (France)

– 92 points, Wine Enthusiast 2003

Cabernet Sauvignon

Aged for a minimum of 24 months in French oak barrels, followed by bottle aging for at least three years in the cellar.

Limited production
12.209 bottles

 

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