Bodega Otazu

Premium Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

8.950 ratings
-no pro ratings
Navarra, Spain
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Polenta, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine
Top Notes For
Steve Runner

Navarre. A region in northern Spain bordering Basque, La Rioja and Aragon.  It’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit.  This wine brings me there.  Let me tell you about the 2010 Otazu Premium Cuvee Senorio de Otazu.  I want to break it down quickly and then opine on the wine specifically. 
VISUAL: Clear, ruby on the edges fading to dark twilight deeper in.
NOSE: Slight cherry apple without O2, after a few swirls it opens up to sweet strawberry and banana scent.  Very nice, not overpowering or too fruit forward.
PALATE: There’s oak in there, but only slight. Chocolate, barbecue, cherry, pistachio (barely). This is a wine that is sleek and sexy without being too obvious.  It’s that girl at the beach who has no idea how beautiful she is, and just wants to throw the frisbee. The wine is NOT a tease, it’s just sweet, beautiful and very cool.
FINISH: No acidity, smooth finish with just a hint of tannins. It finishes without excessive echo.
AND NOW LET ME OPINE: I love this wine. It’s a perfect example of a quality Spanish wine: 50% Can Sauv, 30% Tempranillo,   20% Merlot. It’s a fantastic wine that I could see enjoying with a spicy curry, or even just on it’s own.  Grab a bottle of this, a good frisbee disc and head out to the nearest beach for a game of Ultimate Frisbee. You will not be disappointed. My Parker Rating for this is a solid 90 points. 

Navarre. A region in northern Spain bordering Basque, La Rioja and Aragon.  It’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit.  This wine brings me there.  Let me tell you about the 2010 Otazu Premium Cuvee Senorio de Otazu.  I want to break it down quickly and then opine on the wine specifically. 
VISUAL: Clear, ruby on the edges fading to dark twilight deeper in.
NOSE: Slight cherry apple without O2, after a few swirls it opens up to sweet strawberry and banana scent.  Very nice, not overpowering or too fruit forward.
PALATE: There’s oak in there, but only slight. Chocolate, barbecue, cherry, pistachio (barely). This is a wine that is sleek and sexy without being too obvious.  It’s that girl at the beach who has no idea how beautiful she is, and just wants to throw the frisbee. The wine is NOT a tease, it’s just sweet, beautiful and very cool.
FINISH: No acidity, smooth finish with just a hint of tannins. It finishes without excessive echo.
AND NOW LET ME OPINE: I love this wine. It’s a perfect example of a quality Spanish wine: 50% Can Sauv, 30% Tempranillo,   20% Merlot. It’s a fantastic wine that I could see enjoying with a spicy curry, or even just on it’s own.  Grab a bottle of this, a good frisbee disc and head out to the nearest beach for a game of Ultimate Frisbee. You will not be disappointed. My Parker Rating for this is a solid 90 points. 

4 people found it helpfulJan 30th, 2016
Brendan Woodcock

My new favorite bang for buck wine. Thanks, Dad! Leather and big fruit dried apricot to Italian plum, balanced acidity, medium body, tannic finish. Bold and simultaneously drinkable. And like ten bucks. 12 after tax and shipping.

My new favorite bang for buck wine. Thanks, Dad! Leather and big fruit dried apricot to Italian plum, balanced acidity, medium body, tannic finish. Bold and simultaneously drinkable. And like ten bucks. 12 after tax and shipping.

1 person found it helpfulJul 3rd, 2016
Xavier Simard Lafond

Bon vin! Quelques similarités avec le Camul.

Bon vin! Quelques similarités avec le Camul.

May 17th, 2020
Mike Modugno

It’s been a few days so can’t remember specifics but I liked it but didn’t love love it. Would try it again though. Spanish blended wines are an acquired taste I think.

It’s been a few days so can’t remember specifics but I liked it but didn’t love love it. Would try it again though. Spanish blended wines are an acquired taste I think.

Mar 23rd, 2020
Ricardo Poupada

Excellent wine. Merlot. Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon. Great mix, excellent finish, smooth. Even after 7 days open it still retained its key aromas.

Excellent wine. Merlot. Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon. Great mix, excellent finish, smooth. Even after 7 days open it still retained its key aromas.

Dec 2nd, 2019
Phyllis Wood

2018 excellent flavour. Very smooth. Enjoyed with beef.

2018 excellent flavour. Very smooth. Enjoyed with beef.

Nov 10th, 2019
Caitlin Thayer

Really love this wine! Good mix of spice and fruit. Would definitely buy again.

Really love this wine! Good mix of spice and fruit. Would definitely buy again.

Oct 24th, 2019
Marc Garneau

Très bon vin de la sœur pour occasion spéciale. Corsé et goûteux. À reprendre.

Très bon vin de la sœur pour occasion spéciale. Corsé et goûteux. À reprendre.

Sep 2nd, 2019
John Bjorklund

Decent Spanish blend.

Decent Spanish blend.

May 24th, 2019
Eric Lapainee

Good, but I should have wait 2 more years.

Good, but I should have wait 2 more years.

Jan 19th, 2019